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wallstreet1-103112_02Dec16.jpg Following the mixed performance seen in the previous session, stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Friday. The major averages spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line before roughly flat.

USCapitol-120316.jpg A $618.7 billion defense policy bill easily cleared the House with bipartisan support on Friday and now heads to the Senate. The House voted 375 to 34 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, with four Republicans and thirty Democrats voting against the bill.

LuisVicente-120216.jpg Claiming President-elect Donald Trump continues to "spew hatred, bigotry and prejudice," Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said he intends to boycott the presidential inauguration in January. Gutierrez told CNN's "New Day" on Friday he cannot go to the inauguration of a man who is going...

KirstenGillibrand-120216.jpg Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has indicated she plans to oppose a waiver required for retired Marine Corps General James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump's Defense Secretary. As Mattis retired from the military in 2013, his nomination would require a waiver of the National Security...

wallstreet3-121214_02Dec16.jpg After ending the previous session mixed, stocks continue to turn in a lackluster performance in mid-day trading on Friday. The Nasdaq has moved modestly higher after falling sharply in the two previous sessions, while the Dow has pulled back off yesterday's record closing high.

Twitter-YesInc-120216.jpg Twitter Inc. (TWTR) has acquired mobile app startup Yes Inc. and appointed its founder Keith Coleman as the social networking giant's new VP of product. Keith Coleman, the founder and chief executive of Yes Inc. and a former Google product manager, will join Twitter along with six others from Yes. The...

AirBnb-120216.jpg Home-sharing site Airbnb has limited the number of days people can rent their extra rooms in London and Amsterdam. Airbnb has now placed new restrictions on London and Amsterdam listings, where homeowners can rent their places to visitors for not more than 90 and 60 days a year, respectively. Although,...

DonaldTrump-Wiki-120216.jpg President-elect Donald Trump plans to continue announcing his choices for top positions in his administration in the coming days and suggested he will reveal "almost all" of his remaining Cabinet picks next week. Trump announced his choice of retired Marine Corps General James Mattis for Defense Secretary at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday.

wallstreet-121514_02Dec16.jpg Stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Friday after ending the previous session mixed. The major averages have once again moved to opposite sides of the unchanged line, with the Dow pulling back off yesterday's record closing high.

Kellogs-120216.jpg Kellogg Co. (K) has come under the firing line after news website Breitbart News launched a campaign asking its readers to boycott the cereal giant's food products. Breitbart's decision follows Kellogg's announcement that it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by Steve...

Trump-Carrier-120216.jpg President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal with Carrier, the Indiana-based air conditioner company that has decided against moving about 1,000 of its factory jobs to Mexico. Trump said he will overhaul the corporate tax code to be more friendly to businesses like Carrier, which will receive economic...

UnemploymentRate-120216.jpg Employment in the U.S. increased by a little more than economists had been anticipating in the month of November, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The report said non-farm payroll employment climbed by 178,000 jobs in November following a downwardly revised increase of 142,000 jobs in October.

wallstreet-112814_02Dec16.jpg Following the mixed performance seen in the previous session, stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 28 points.

James-Trump-120216.jpg President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Corps General James N. Mattis to serve as the Secretary of Defense. Trump announced his choice of Mattis while on the first stop of his "thank you" tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday.

Netflix-120116.jpg Netflix offers a bunch of popular movies, Netflix originals, new TV shows, and documentaries in the month of December 2016, including the second season of the hit sitcom 'Fuller House' and 2016 blockbuster 'Captain America: Civil War', as all are getting ready for the holidays.

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