Gold prices soar as investors seek safety amid deflation concerns. The dollar loses value. Adobe shares sink on a lowered forecast. Microsoft boosts its dividend.
Shares of both companies fall in Tuesday's after-hours trading. The declines could affect Wednesday's market.
The central bank sees weakness for the foreseeable future and promises to act to jolt the ailing patient. Stocks give up afternoon gains. The dollar and oil drop. Housing starts rise.
As full-time jobs disappear, everyone's talking about freelancing as the future. A pro's advice on how to do it right.
An economics panel declares an end to the longest recession since World War II. IBM will buy Netezza for $1.7 billion. Lennar and Discover post positive results. Gold hits a new high.
The Fed will meet on interest rates. Several reports will offer a broad picture of housing. General Mills and Nike will top earnings reports.
The September rally pushes the Dow up 13, despite a report showing consumers continue to be gloomy. Irish debt fears weigh on markets. Gold briefly tops $1,280.
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