A decent report on manufacturing offsets a weak report on construction spending. An analyst price target of $1,001 pushes Apple over $610. Coty bids $10 billion for Avon Products. Groupon slumps on accounting problems. Oil and gold move higher.
But Amazon.com shares slump as revenue misses estimates. Chicago purchasing managers are less optimistic. Home prices drop to 2003 levels. Exxon and Radio Shack earnings disappoint. Mattel cheers.
The online retailer's shares slump after third-quarter earnings miss Street estimates. Stocks fall on earnings and economic worries. Netflix shares drop nearly 35%. Gold hits $1,700 on new European uncertainty.
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