The Nasdaq is making another run at 5000 after 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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for U.S. factory goods unexpectedly fell in January, posting their sixth straight monthly decline, a sign of weakness in the manufacturing sector.
Abbvie has raised its dividend 28 percent since it was spun off from Abbott Laboratories in 2013. Abbvie has raised its dividend 28 percent since it was spun off from Abbott Laboratories in 2013.
Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a nine-month high last week, an indication that severe winter weather could be putting a temporary freeze on the labor market's recovery.
... * 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.