Breakfast Bites: Markets have opened in cautious territory this morning wary over the State of the Union Speech tonight where it is expected that the President will focus on the "sequester" of automatic spending cuts that will kick in after March 1 if Congress takes no action to stop them
The National Federation of Independent Business said its small-business optimism index for January rose to 88.9 from 88 in December, but just shy of expectations for a rise to 89.5
U.S. Job openings fell to 3.617 million in December from 3.790 million in November
President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. ET
The U.S. Treasury Budget for January is out at 2 p.m. ET. Analysts polled are looking for a deficit of $2 billion.
Moody's cut its 2013 growth outlook for the eight advanced economies in the Group of 20, including the U.S., Germany, the U.K. and Japan, to 1.4% from...
Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 5 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points on down beat earnings from the euro zone, along with the ongoing debt crisis in Italy and Spain. The US dollar held firm after a Group of Seven nations (G7) said in a statement that members won't target exchange rates. All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve today, a number of officials are on the speaking circuit, including Ester George, Charles Plosser, and Jeffrey Lacker. Fed watchers will be looking for hints as to when the central bank plans to end its asset purchase program.
On the economic calendar today, the treasury budget for January will be out in the afternoon, $-2.0 B is forecasted compared with $0.3 B for December.
President Barack Obama will deliver the State of the Union address to Congress this evening. The dollar is up against the British pound and Japanese yen and down against...
Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips and the founder of the Philips Innovation Award (PHIA), sounds the gong to highlight the importance of innovation.
The PHIA is a national business prize, organised by students of the Erasmus University, for student entrepreneurs with an innovative idea. Any student can submit a business plan to the competition. Former winners of the PHIA include Senz Umbrella (storm umbrellas) and Flux (foldable furniture). The winner announced on the final day of the competition in May will receive a prize made up of consultancy hours, legal and insurance advice, and a cash amount.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED to Celebrate Launch of the 2013 Swimsuit Franchise at the NYSE
Mark Ford, President of Time Inc. Sports Group and 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models to Ring The Closing Bell®
Executives and guests from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, a division of Time Inc., will visit the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, February 11th to celebrate the launch of the 2013 SI Swimsuit franchise, debuting across all platforms on 2/12.
To mark this occasion, Mark Ford, President Time Inc. Sports Group and a group of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models will ring the Closing Bell.
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Stocks closed lower and traded relatively flat today, as investors looked for catalysts to keep the rally in equities going in the absence of any major economic report or earnings announcements. On Tuesday, President, Barack Obama will outline his plan for spurring the economy in his State of the Union address. The president is expected to offer proposals for investment in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education.
The economy ministry of Germany is confident that the nation will slowly regain momentum this year after contracting in the last three months of 2012, as industrial orders are improving and sentiment surveys are signaling that consumers are becoming more optimistic.