Stocks are a bit lower after figures indicate retail sales failed to grow by as much as expected in July.
This may seem like a long shot, given the city's recent bankruptcy, but a basket of local publicly traded companies has served investors quite well this year.
But the market is beginning to look overbought as oil prices and interest rates are on the move again. Google, Apple and Facebook boost the Nasdaq.
Investors look to earnings and to a slew of economic reports due out this week.
Sprint is both upgraded and downgraded, and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
The federal government says their policies on running criminal background checks on new hires violate the Civil Rights Act.
The Dow sells at the open and ends down 117 as investors fret about Japan, interest rates and unrest in Turkey. Expect more ups and downs into next week at least.
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