The Dow shows a small loss, but Apple shares reverse to end the day higher. Google slips. September auto sales are the best since 2008. Spanish premier Rajoy says a bailout request isn't 'imminent.' T-Mobile may buy MetroPCS.
GlaxoSmithKline is downgraded to 'underperform,' while AstraZeneca is upgraded to 'neutral.'
Advances in biotech research should alleviate concerns about the widespread use of genetically modified seeds.
Facebook is upgraded to 'market perform,' while Las Vegas Sands is downgraded to 'hold.'
Dow Chemical is downgraded to 'neutral,' and eBay is initiated with a 'buy.'
Cheap fuel boosts prospects for select chemical and fertilizer companies.
The Dow falls 156 points on worries about Europe and disappointment with jobless claims and manufacturing weakness in mid-Atlantic states. Facebook prices its IPO at $38. Wal-Mart results cheer investors. Apple slumps.
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