Disappointing 2Q earnings take a toll on Panera Bread stock. Meanwhile, Ford revs up its hiring plans using social media.
Second-quarter earnings for SanDisk exceeded estimates, coming in $1.21 per share. Meanwhile, gas prices continue to creep up.
Pain at the pump will soon become even worse. Meanwhile, CSX shares climbed higher in after-hours trading, following better-than-expected second-quarter results.
After a choppy trading day on Wall Street, all three major indices ended higher for the week.
The Dow and S&P 500 will head into Friday's session at record highs, after remarks from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday. Meanwhile, drivers can expect major pains at the pump this summer.
New economic data out of China underlines the fact that the Chinese economy may be cooling down. The inflation rate rose more than expected to 2.7 percent in June, up from 2.1 percent in May.