The deal with the Federal Trade Commission settles claims that the mortgage company charged excessive fees to stressed customers.
The disappointing jobs report and weakness in Europe will weigh on investors' minds. Oil companies will howl about the drilling collapse in the Gulf of Mexico.
The doughnut chain sees stronger sales and profits in the new fiscal year. The shares jump more than 10%.
The new plan comes as the company has bought back $18 billion in shares over the last three years. The company plans to build its non-U.S. business.
Joy Global reported strong earnings and better guidance. But homebuilder Hovnanian's results disappoint.
The move is designed to broaden distribution of the e-reader as competition from Apple, Barnes & Noble and others increases.
Halliburton leads the sector higher despite contined struggles to contain the BP oil spill. Crude oil moves up.
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