Wharton School professor Jeremy Siegel said that the Dow could finish out 2013 with another 6 percent, on top of the blue-chip index's 25 percent gain year-to-date.
JPMorgan kicks off earnings season Friday but investors will be looking beyond results for news of a possible legal settlement.
As the government shutdown continues and the debt ceiling approaches, the most heavily weighted stock in the average is in free fall.
History may not be of use in predicting the effects of the impending shut down.
A government shutdown and debt default loom as Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over money. The fighting could affect markets next week.
The Dow and S&P 500 move higher after 5 days of losses. Still, a strong open fades as worries about a government shutdown build. Bed Bath & Beyond jumps on strong earnings.
Bloomberg News says the retail giant is telling suppliers it's trimming inventory buying because consumers are still reluctant to spend big.
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