Stocks drift lower and bonds are hit as investors await the Fed. Prepare for higher volatility this week.
Don't be tempted by these names, whose dividends distract from their otherwise uncompelling stories.
Anything that takes pressure off American budgets is good news for corporate revenue, and 2 of the biggest costs are coming down.
But the real party begins next week when the Federal Reserve issues an important policy statement.
Think weakness in the category will help stocks? Not in this bizarre economic reality.
Investors weren't too thrilled with the company's lineup of news, and the S&P 500 falls below the key 2,000 level.
The big action was in the currency markets Monday as the focus turned to political and economic turmoil in Europe and Japan.
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