The blue chips jump 181 after reports on jobless claims and retail sales cheer investors. Friday brings reports on consumer confidence and options expirations.
The Dow sells at the open and ends down 117 as investors fret about Japan, interest rates and unrest in Turkey. Expect more ups and downs into next week at least.
The market rebounds after testing several key supports. But stocks face big challenges with Friday's big jobs report.
Stocks ended May with gains, but rising interest rates and worries about Japan and the economy may make the month ahead a lot more volatile.
Stocks shoot up at Tuesday's open, but bond yields move higher and trim gains substantially.
While stocks make a nearly vertical ascent, ignoring ongoing economic weakness, blemishes are appearing.
Shares drop after hours, after earnings and guidance from both high-flyers disappoint investors. The S&P nearly sets a new closing high.
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