Precious metals tumble as inflation fears ease and the US economy shows strength.
The former budget chief under Ronald Reagan says government policies -- especially those of the Federal Reserve -- will ruin us. But his solution is painful.
Stocks rally despite disappointing reports on jobs and the economy. The first quarter ends with solid gains for equities. Markets will be closed for the Good Friday holiday.
A late-day surge pushes stocks solidly higher, but the S&P 500 again stalls before its all-time high of 1,615. Health care and energy shares lead the rally.
Confusion about whether the fix for Cyprus' banking problems will be used elsewhere hits stocks. Selling prompts the dollar to move higher against the euro.
Maybe. The S&P 500 has been unable to push through to new highs. There are worries again about Europe, and Oracle's earnings weighed on investors.
These companies are showing positive signs of value recently and are expected to continue to grow.
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