Midday Report: Stocks Slide as Crude Resumes Decline

U.S. stocks gave up earlier ECB-inspired highs as worries over crude oil resurfaced. Oil tumbled on reports a meeting between major oil-producing countries later this month was unlikely to happen. Hopes were high countries might agree on a production freeze. Yahoo! (YHOO) has appointed two independent directors, a move that…

Higher Oil Prices and European Central Bank Stimulus Boost U.S. Stocks on Friday

U.S. stocks kicked off Friday’s session to the upside, as investors cheered the European Central Bank’s latest stimulus measures and a bounce in oil prices. On Thursday, the ECB said it would expand its quantitative easing program and cut key interest rates in an effort to boost inflation and economic…