Ireland's aid plan fails to allay concerns about other European nations' debts. US holiday spending rises, lifting Amazon stock. Obama announces pay freezes to shrink the deficit.
A KKR-led private-equity group will pay cash for the food processor.
Financial shares sag after S&P cuts the credit ratings of several Irish banks. Investors question whether Spain and Portugal will need aid. A KKR-led group will acquire Del Monte for $4 billion.
Prices are down as investors lock in profits ahead of Thanksgiving.
First-time unemployment claims drop. Consumer sentiment rises more than expected. Personal incomes and spending increase. New-home sales and durable goods orders fall.
Prices rise as investors react to a new conflict between North and South Korea and continued eurozone contagion fears.
North Korea fires at a South Korean territory. Investors worry Portugal and Spain might seek financial aid. The US economy grows 2.5%. Retail stocks gain after J. Crew agrees to $3 billion buyout.
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