Stocks soared again Thursday, adding to the gains of a monster rally a day earlier in a see-saw week on Wall Street. In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 284, or 1.7 percent, to 16,570.
Existing home sales increased between June and July, with July sales 10.3% higher than they were just a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors.
WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence climbed more than forecast in August, reaching the second-highest level in eight years on more favorable views of the labor market.
Luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co forecast a surprise decline in full-year profit and reported an unexpected fall in second-quarter sales as a strong dollar discouraged tourist spending in the United States and reduced the value of overseas sales.
Today is National Burger Day, but there is probably no joy in Burger King-ville after McDonald's rejected the hamburger chain's offer to join forces - and burgers - for one day of peace.