More activity may erupt in the next few days, however, if Congress and the Obama administration want to avoid closing the federal government next week.
A shell-shocked Wall Street responds to no taper from the Fed. Barclays calls for a 5% stock market rally by year end.
Stocks sell off after the House votes to defund Obamacare, setting up a showdown between Senate Democrats and the Obama administration.
Berkshire Hathaway's CEO thinks the current chairman has done a great job. Why take a '400 hitter" out of the lineup, he asks.
As gold and silver soar, the Dow and S&P 500 fall back from their new highs. Apple fuels the Nasdaq. Here are six reasons the market couldn't add to Wednesday's gains.
Stocks soar after the central bank says it wants more evidence of a strengthening economy before weaning markets slowly off massive injections of cash.
The central bank will announce its plans on bond buying on this afternoon. The question is how investors will react.
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