Finance ministers agree to a second rescue package. European markets decline as debt-related fears persist. Wal-Mart misses expectations. Gold and oil gain.
Prices slip slightly as investors await a second aid deal.
The iPhone maker is sitting on a massive pile of cash, but citing a 1916 Ford suit as precedent for a payout may not be enough to open the coffers.
The soup and ketchup makers beat earnings expectations.
Apple and Samsung are not the only players in this game, but portfolios heavy with these stocks are sure to make investors happy spectators.
Prices rebound with the euro, clawing back from session lows on hopes that Greece can pare some of its debt through a bond swap deal.
The automaker reports a record profit, but it's still weaker than expected. Moody's threat to cut credit ratings looms over Morgan Stanley and other banks.
The blue chips gained 46 points for their highest close since May 2008, drawing closer to 13,000. Optimism grows that Greece will receive a second rescue package. US consumer prices rise, while economic indicators improve for a fourth month.
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