The Dow fell 185 points as the autumn swoon continues. Partly, the slide was due to worries that President Obama and Congress can't cut a deal to fix the fiscal cliff. But other factors were at play.
The business sector is no stranger to the types of revelations now coming to light about David Petraeus.
Some industry groups and observers question recent reports of an impending crisis.
The world's leading producer of aluminum has considerable value but the stock will test investors' resolve.
Several headwinds are staring the industrial average straight in the face.
Stocks edge up, buoyed somewhat by Boeing's solid earnings report.
While German data are surprisingly weak, Chinese reports indicate the slowdown in growth had eased.
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