The bank's quarterly earnings of $2.2 billion top Wall Street expectations, though revenue falls just short.
A key homebuilder confidence index jumps unexpectedly. Citigroup's results boost financial stocks. Northeast Utilities and NStar plan to merge. Apple and IBM will report quarterly results.
Success in new markets like display ads and mobile helped the tech giant post blowout third-quarter earnings, pleasing both analysts and investors.
A stronger US currency weighed on prices even after the Fed chairman said inflation levels are too low.
Consumer sentiment slips unexpectedly. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke signals the central bank may take action. GE shares fall after sales disappoint investors.
Prices continue to set record highs as the dollar weakens in anticipation of further monetary easing.
Weekly initial unemployment claims jump 13,000. Wholesale prices increased slightly in September. Yahoo shares climb on talk of a possible takeover bid. Google reports earnings after the close.
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