The Dow hits a 2010 high, then pulls back. The number of first-time unemployment claims drops more than expected. Quarterly earnings from McDonald's, Caterpillar and UPS beat estimates.
A slipping dollar helps prices rebound from Tuesday's sell-off.
Sales of high-end consumer items are expected to rise worldwide. Is that good or bad?
The world's largest airline beats earnings estimates and says continued strong demand will lead to more success.
Quarterly results from Wells Fargo, Delta and Boeing beat estimates. Morgan Stanley reports a loss. The Fed will release its Beige Book this afternoon.
Renewed confidence in the US currency and a surprise rate increase in China sent gold prices tumbling.
The dollar rises after a surprise Chinese rate hike. Bank of America's loss widens. Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola and Goldman Sachs beat estimates.
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