Here on the East Coast, it's a snowy Thursday, which means it's time to catch up on bank news. Wait, come back! There's other news, too!
U.S. stocks were trading slightly higher in pre-market trading, as the European Central Bank said it would start its market-friendly bond-buying program on Monday and Wall Street cheered a big deal in the pharmaceutical space.
AbbVie, the US drug company, has shown its determination not to miss a second takeover opportunity with a $21bn rival bid for Pharmacyclics.
... * BoE keeps rates at record low 0.5 pct, as expected. * Decision marks 6th anniversary of record low rates. * Strong economy points to rate hike before long.
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - U.S. stock futures trimmed earlier gains Thursday following a raft of weaker-than-expected economic reports, including jobless claim.