Stocks are higher as the monthly jobs report is roughly in-line with forecasts and a measure of growth in the services sector beat expectations.
For the world's wealthiest people, buying an average US home would be like spending 42 cents.
If you overindulged in spending during the holidays, there are steps to prevent a sick feeling when you get your new credit card bills.
Under Armour is upgraded to 'outperform,' and First Solar is downgraded to 'underperform.'
The job market improved last year, but pink slips kept coming at major names like HP, Pepsi and Citigroup. One common thread was troubled CEOs.
The fiscal deal sparks construction and defense stocks for now. Alcoa and Constellation Brands will report earnings.
This week's agreement settled a number of tax issues. But Congress still has to make hard decisions about spending cuts, the debt limit and the national debt.
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