Construction of new homes climbed 15% in September. Big earnings are from IBM, BAC and PEP.
Chinese buyers have been shunning Japanese vehicles as a result of a territorial dispute. US automakers could pick up the slack.
It would be their first drop in more than a decade.
Despite Dave & Buster's nixing its public offering, 3 more companies look to start trading this week.
Now that the K-Cup patent has expired, the Seattle coffee giant may be looking to acquire its Vermont rival.
Toys R Us is coming on stream with plenty of content from the major studios.
Market-leading growth companies show technical strength, while the dollar continues to look weak.
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