The blue chips fall 76 points after 20 straight Tuesday gains. Interest-rate worries bother investors. The Tuesday streak generated 75% of the Dow's gain from early January.
Stocks ended May with gains, but rising interest rates and worries about Japan and the economy may make the month ahead a lot more volatile.
Stocks looked headed toward an ugly day, until the head of the Boston Fed suggested higher interest rates are not yet necessary.
Try as the bears might, they couldn't break US stocks. But investors still face frothy prices and considerable headwinds.
A collapse in the Japanese markets is weighing on US stocks. Is it an opportunity or a warning sign?
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As the stock market reaches new highs, Goldman Sachs sees more gains ahead. Fueling the market: An improving economy, growing dividends and low interest rates.
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