A bad day for stocks becomes much worse after blasts kill at least 3, injure many more along the Marathon course. Gold suffers its worst 2-day loss since 1980.
Gold has fallen more than 20% since the summer of 2011, as worries about domestic economic problems ease and fears of a government default dissipate.
The troubled department-store chain may be seeking as much as $1 billion in cash to stay afloat. One option: Sell part of the company to an investor.
It's great the Dow and S&P 500 have hit new highs and the Nasdaq is at a 12-year top. But beware the post-April slump.
Readers of the Consumerist blog cite its pricing, badly produced games and nonstop shilling for unwanted products. They hate EA more than they do B of A.
Revenue falls short of analyst estimates as the first-quarter earnings season starts up. Pricing pressures are a concern, despite buoyant aerospace & automotive markets.
With the global economy struggling, Wall Street doesn't expect much from first-quarter results.
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