wallstreet-121514_01Dec15.jpg Stocks moved notably higher during trading on Tuesday, more than offsetting the moderate weakness seen in the previous session. The tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a four-month closing high, while the Dow and the S&P 500 rose to their best closing levels in almost a month.

Hillary-120115.jpg Even as the U.S. intensifies its efforts to fight the terrorist group known as ISIS, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she cannot conceive of any circumstances where she would agree to send American combat troops to Iraq and Syria.

AshCarter-120115.jpg In an effort to increase pressure on the terrorist group known as ISIS, Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed Tuesday the U.S. will deploy a new commando force to Iraq. Carter told members of the House Armed Services Committee the specialized expeditionary targeting force will conduct raids on ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria.

MitchMcConnell-120115.jpg Senate Republicans are moving forward with a bill that would repeal key provisions of Obamacare and cannot be blocked by Democrats. The bill known as the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act passed the House by 240 to 189 in October in a largely party-line vote.

wallstreet-011215_01Dec15.jpg Stocks remain mostly positive in mid-day trading on Tuesday, although buying interest has waned from earlier in the session. With the gains on the day, the major averages have more than offset the moderate losses posted in the previous session.

autosales-120115.jpg U.S. automakers reported strong sales growth in November, driven largely by continued demand for trucks and sport-utility vehicles amidst strong marketing. GM, the largest U.S. automaker, November sales rose 2 percent to 229,296 units from 225,818 units in the prior year month. On a selling-day-adjusted...

PaulRyan-120115.jpg House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday formally inviting him to deliver his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on January 12th.

wallstreet-111614_01Dec15.jpg After seeing initial strength, stocks have given back some ground but remain mostly positive in morning trading on Tuesday. The major averages have more than offset the moderate losses posted in the previous session.

swatch-120115.jpg Global watch maker, Swatch Group will be launching "pay by the wrist" watches early next year in partnership with Visa Inc.

Construction-030411_01Dec15.jpg Construction spending in the U.S. increased more than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The report said construction spending climbed 1.0 percent to an annual rate of $1.107 trillion in October.

noise-pollution-120115.jpg Though we usually neglect sounds around us, there is a high risk involved with high decibel noise. Annoyance and sleep issues are the most common impacts of sound pollution, but in certain cases, it can turn fatal.

manufacturing-030411_01Dec15.jpg Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly contracted for the first time in three years in November, the Institute for Supply Management revealed in a report on Tuesday. The ISM said its purchasing managers index dropped to 48.6 in November from 50.1 in October.

vtech-120115.jpg Hong Kong-based electronics toymaker VTech Holdings Ltd. said that a hacking attack on its Learning Lodge app store has affected 5 million customer accounts and related kids profiles worldwide. Learning Lodge allows customers to download apps, learning games, e-books and other educational content to their VTech products.

wallstreet-112014_01Dec15.jpg On the heels of the weakness seen in the previous session, stocks may move back to the upside in early trading on Tuesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 56 points.

Aeropostale-EP-120115.jpg Teen apparel retailer Aéropostale Inc. (ARO) is scheduled to release its third-quarter numbers after the bell on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

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