Shares of both companies drop after hours. The Dow rises 81 points, its eighth gain in 12 days. Weakness in chip stocks keeps the Nasdaq in check. Oil moves higher; gold drifts.
Angelo Mozilo agrees to pay $67.5 million to settle civil fraud charges with the SEC stemming from the subprime mortgage crisis. Two other executives also settle.
Apple, Caterpillar, IBM, Boeing, McDonald's and Amazon.com will report quarterly results. But how financial stocks perform will determine how the market fares.
The search giant's big gain pushes tech stocks higher. Slack industrial sales hit GE revenue. Foreclosure worries weigh on bank stocks. Gold and oil fall back.
The search giant's shares jump after results beat estimates. The market withstands selling pressure from bad news on jobs and inflation and more banking worries. Gold briefly hits $1,388.
The stock is up substantially since early July, and the search giant is expected to report strong earnings today. A big question is how big its Android mobile system will be.
Private-equity firms and AOL are talking about making an offer, and a tricky offer it might be. Would Microsoft want to bid, too?
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