The blue chips fall back from a failed comeback after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting shed little light on when the central bank might dial down its bond purchases.
The 10-year Treasury yield approaches 2.9% as investors worry about the Fed slowing its bond buying program. Stocks sag again to their lowest levels since July.
The Dow falls more than 150 points, but clear bargain-hunting cuts the loss by about half. J.C. Penney slumps as a board fight gets ugly. Crude oil rises.
The shares jump more than 25% after the company reports new revenue growth and announces a stock buyback. Eric Lefkofsky, a company founder, is now CEO.
But Green Mountain Coffee falls as revenue misses. The stock market suffers a modest loss, due to worries about rising interest rates.
But Wall Street pushes the shares below $67 after hours. ESPN drives Disney's profit gains, but the company expects a writedown of at least $160 million from 'The Lone Ranger.'
The next few weeks could be volatile after the market hit new highs in July. Disney, meanwhile, will be this week's big earnings report.
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