Prices continued to rally Friday, nearing $1,400 even after better-than-expected US job growth helps strengthen the dollar.
The economy added twice as many positions as expected in October, but the unemployment rate remained at 9.6%. AIG shares fall after the insurer reports a quarterly loss.
Prices soar 3% as the Fed's plan to buy $600 billion in Treasurys pressures the dollar and sparks inflation concerns. Silver gains 6.5%.
The automaker files paperwork for its much-anticipated initial public offering and says third-quarter earnings could top $2 billion.
Materials and energy stocks rally after the Fed says it will buy $600 billion in long-term bonds. Gold climbs as the dollar weakens. New unemployment claims increase more than expected.
Prices settled lower ahead of the Fed's statement announcing $600 billion of further quantitative easing.
The central bank is expected to announce a plan to stimulate the economy. US companies added 43,000 positions in October. The service sector grows more than forecast. Factory orders rise.
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