Dell reports weaker-than-expected revenue, and Abercrombie & Fitch's earnings fall short of forecasts.
American Airlines' system capacity was down 0.7% year over year in October.
Investors are waiting for news of the latest negotiations between American Airlines and its pilots.
The economic downturn is taking a toll on these mainstays.
AMR Corp. leads a wide sector slump on concerns about the economy and corporate travel budgets.
It apparently escaped its cage in a New York airport on Aug. 25 and still can't be found. So feline lovers have taken Jack's cause to Facebook.
The central bank sees depressed real estate and supply disruptions from the Japanese earthquake hampering the recovery. But inflationary pressures should ease. Jabil Circuit shares jump on decent earnings. Oil and gold rise.
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