The markets shuddered on Tuesday morning on reports that Iranian troops had fired upon and boarded a U.S. oil tanker traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, a strip of water separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula.
Apple (AAPL) did not disappoint. The world's most valuable company is now the largest dividend payer in the S&P 500 after boosting its dividend by 11% Monday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, helped by strong earnings from Merck and gains in IBM after it boosted its dividend, while the Nasdaq fell with Apple.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford's net income fell in the first quarter, hurt by lower sales of popular vehicles like the F-150 pickup and a stronger American dollar.
Ever since December, the collision between cooling consumer spending and buoyant consumer confidence has puzzled economists and investors.