Fed policymakers begin a 2-day meeting that's expected to result in a plan to buy assets. The dollar falls after Australian and Indian central banks boost interest rates. MasterCard and Medco rise.
Prices dip as investors await the outcome of Tuesday's vote and specifics about further monetary easing.
Wall Street braces for tomorrow's elections and Wednesday's Fed announcement. US manufacturing and construction spending grow. AIG plans to repay $37 billion in bailout funds.
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.
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