In a volatile session Friday, investors toss aside worries about rising interest rates as the government says the economy added 195,000 jobs in June, more than expected.
The Dow sheds an early loss and gains 56, despite higher oil prices and worries about Egypt. Friday's jobs report will grab investor attention.
Crude oil nearly hits $100 a barrel in New York as Egypt's political standoff gets more dangerous. Stocks tumble, despite strong June auto sales.
The first half of 2013 packed a memorable rally. After a rough couple of months, we could see another rise, but that will depend on several things going right.
Stocks surge as fears ease that the Fed will boost interest rates sooner rather than later. Interest rates drop. Gold and silver are battered. Apple falls under $400.
The Dow ends up 101 points, but the major averages give up large chunks of gains seen early in the day. A big test for stocks comes with Wednesday's GDP report.
Worries about China and rising interest rates batter investors for much of the day, with the Dow falling as many as 248 points. Then the bargain hunters played their hands.
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