The retailer reports yet another solid, dependable quarter, beating Wall Street expectations. But investors knew it was coming.
Investors await the US Federal Reserve decision, hoping for a new round of bond buying to support the economy.
Apple shifts some production to the US. Domestic natural gas exports could transform Exxon Mobil, Garmin will join S&P 500. Costco and Joy Global are scheduled for earnings.
If gasoline prices are low, customers are left with more to spend on retail purchases.
Companies are making payments to shareholders ahead of anticipated tax changes next year.
Experts say the gains from Wednesday's announcement will dissipate after the payout. But Costco's rise may have some staying power.
Stocks recover from morning lows, sparked by House Speaker John Boehner's optimism that a deal can be reached with the White House.
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