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.
US factory output expanded in September, bucking the contraction pattern seen in China, Japan and the eurozone. 3M will buy Ceradyne for $860 million.
The nation is so important because it is expected to become one of the largest commercial aviation markets in the world in the coming decades.
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