The Dow gains 48 points and ends higher -- barely -- for the second week in a row. Chip stocks are weak. Crude oil moves up because of bullish China news and an Illinois pipeline closure.
It involves alleged bribes paid to Russian bureaucrats to gain contracts. The company says it is cooperating with investigators.
Better-than-expected reports on jobless claims and the trade deficit set off an early rally. Profit-taking and worries about European banks trim gains. McDonald's August sales don't excite.
About 11 million phones may be sold this quarter. But some buyers, wary of its antenna problems, may be avoiding it, a new report says. That could hurt Apple's bottom line.
The Dow closes up 46 after the Fed sees 'widespread' signs of slowing growth. European worries ease. JPMorgan and Alcoa lead the blue chips. Oil falls back from $75.
The probe is trying to answer whether huge orders to buy or sell securities that were quickly canceled set off the May 'flash crash.'
The company says it has received an offer from a private equity firm that would beat a bid from Quebec's Alimentation Couche-Tard. Lincoln Financial falls on news the government will sell its stake.
Profit-taking contributes to the sell-off. Worries grow that European banks need more capital. Gold moves higher. Oracle jumps after hiring former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd; HP sues.
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