S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

...000 in the first hour of trading Monday."Closing above that level is going to be the big test," said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. "The S&P 500 overall is a sea of green, which is a great thing to see for those who are bullish...

Janet Yellen says job market shows economy still needs Fed support

...the first rate increase but said this view could change if the economic data strengthens.Nicholas Colas, the chief market strategist at the investment firm ConvergEx, said Yellen's speech did nothing to change his expectation that the Fed will begin to...

Leaked memo from Michelle Nunn Senate campaign sets up attacks on Georgia Democrat

...spent more than $8 million on the race."The outside groups are going to take this and go nuclear on her," Georgia GOP strategist Joel McElhannon said.The memos were published by the conservative magazine National Review, which said they were unintentionally...

Ga. Senate race zeroes in on metro Atlanta, north Georgia ahead of Tuesday's GOP runoff

...and northern Atlanta as part of an RV tour launched nearly two weeks ago."It's up for grabs," said veteran Republican strategist Chip Lake, noting that up to 70 percent of GOP primary voters live within the metro Atlanta media market which covers much...

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

...Wal-Mart plans to open 270 to 300 smaller outlets designed to offer more convenience.Brian Sozzi, the CEO and chief equities strategist at Belus Capital Advisors, said because the Dollar Tree deal will allow the company to lower expenses by merging its operations...

Global tensions don't curb enthusiasm for stocks as market extends its correction-free streak

...tensions. "People are looking for something to justify a significant correction,'" says Dan Morris, global investment strategist for TIAA-CREF. "Yes, volatility is going to come back, that's obvious, but in terms of any kind of 10-plus percent...

Strategist says impact from Y2K bug minimal

...be discussed Tuesday when Salomon Smith Barney's senior portfolio strategist speaks at a local investment seminar. John L. Manley, the brokerage's top equity strategist, will give a one-hour presentation on "Stock Market Outlook: 1999...

Investment strategist addresses luncheon

...sponsored by the Augusta/Aiken branch of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.Darst, a managing director and chief investment strategist for the company, regularly appears on CNBC, Fox News and Bloomberg and has written six books.He talked Tuesday about topics...

Garofalo guest stars as strategist on 'The West Wing'

NEW YORK - Janeane Garofalo will guest star as a controversial media strategist for three episodes on NBC's "The West Wing" this fall. Garofalo's character, Louise Thornton, is hired by Democratic Congressman...

Beating Obama in 2012 won't be easy, GOP strategist says

ATHENS, Ga. -- Nine months from the start of the 2012 primaries, Republican political strategist Ralph Reed says it's a tossup whether President Obama will win a second term"I believe this will be a hard-fought, bitterly...

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