Prices rise as third-quarter US gross domestic product grows 2%, in line with expectations.
The US economy grew 2% last quarter. Investors turn cautious before Fed policymakers meet next week. Chevron's quarterly profit misses estimates. Consumer sentiment wanes.
Prices make up lost ground as uncertainty over quantitative easing pushes the US dollar down.
First-time unemployment claims fall, but investors focus on the bigger picture. Quarterly earnings at Exxon and Motorola beat expectations. 3M stock drops after forecast cut.
Prices continued to fall on worries that the Federal Reserve may not inject as much money into the economy as expected.
The Fed might announce quantitative easing measures next week. Capital goods data suggest corporate spending might decline. Whirlpool and Sprint shares sink on weak quarterly results.
The metal's price slumps as the greenback strengthens and consumer confidence and home prices rise.
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