The blue chips fall 1% for the week; tech stocks move higher. Financial stocks, led by JPMorgan Chase, rally after Moody's downgrade. Oil and gold are higher. Facebook jumps 10.1% on the week. Research In Motion falls under $10.
The major averages lose all of Friday's gains -- and more. Investors fear that the $125 billion bailout of Spanish banks is just too little. Italy is a worry, too. Apple shares slump despite new product announcements. Oil falls below $83.
Stocks may open lower after China's GDP report disappoints. Google announces a stock split. Stocks jump as top Fed officials see low interest rates for years to come because the recovery is so fragile. Oil and gold move higher.
The blue chips close up 81 to their best level since May 2011. The central bank sees slightly lower growth but continued high unemployment. Apple briefly tops Exxon Mobil as the world's most valuable company. The dollar moves lower. Gold tops 1,700.
The blue chips end up 23 points as a great October continues. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rise for a fourth week. Gold and crude oil drift lower. Higher prices boost Chevron profits. Weak sales force Whirlpool to lay off 5,000. Merck earnings rise.
Subscribers give up on the video-rental company. The Dow rises 105 points as Caterpillar batters estimates. Europe inches toward a deal on its debt-and-banking crisis. Oil jumps above $91.
Caterpillar shares get hit when earnings miss Street estimates. McDonald's and Schlumberger results impress. Tech shares rise on AMD and SanDisk. The debt-ceiling crisis gets worse.
In a big week for earnings, IBM, Apple, Bank of America and Caterpillar are among the headliners. Reports are due on housing starts, existing-home sales and mid-Atlantic manufacturing. The debt ceiling fight will continue. Will gold top $1,600?
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