Staples Shares Sink on Sluggish Q4 Results

Shares of office supply retailers Staples dropped about 6% after the company posted weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter sales. More 

Italian Jitters Sink Stocks — Monday’s IP Market Recap

Worries about the outcome of Italy's national elections weighed heavily on European stocks Monday, and that worry bled over to U.S. indices. More 

3 Things to Know About M&A Activity

Rising M&A activity is generally bullish for the market, and is specifically bullish for the sectors in which the activity is taking place. More 

8 Reasons for the Rally to Continue

There are several reasons, from Abenomics to U.S. oil exports, for traders to have a bullish outlook. But there's also plenty that could go wrong on a fundamental level. More 

Everybody Out of the Pool! — Wednesday’s IP Market Recap

An unexpectedly large decline in housing starts and bond-buying worries on the Fed front spooked investors Wednesday to send the broader indices reeling. More 

A Buying Spree Continues: Heinz, OfficeMax, and Office Depot

The buyout buzz on Wall Street continues, with the latest being Heinz acquisition by Warren Buffett and now Office Max and Office Depot will merge, too. More 

OfficeMax, Office Depot Unite? Not Impressed

The two have agreed to merge and both stocks are soaring on the news. In the end, though, it won't be enough to offset falling sales. More