The industrials were sliding lower Tuesday and lost their 20-day moving average for the first time since September.
It takes investors some time to believe there's a reason to bid stock prices above an important milestone like a 1,000-point.
This quartet of blue-chippers has trailed far behind the index this year, and only 1 is positioned to reverse its slide anytime soon.
With geopolitical tensions mounting and a budget battle looming in Washington, it's hard to see when or why the worries might stop.
Early autumn is historically a tough season for stocks, but here's why it really could be 'different this time.'
Low-trading volumes may minimize big market moves in the days to come. But September and its volatile history are still ahead.
Micro- and small-caps have been the big winners in this bull market, but a slower future growth would belong to these overlooked giants.
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Chrysler, Honda and Toyota all count the family shuttles among their top-selling vehicles, while Kia is giving its new model a big push.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
A new comprehensive report by the Federal Reserve finds that most Americans' incomes have fallen since 2007, and the recovery hasn't brought them back.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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