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In a big week for the economy, reports are due on home prices, economic growth, manufacturing and auto sales. Apple may top $300; look for gold to close above $1,300.
Durable goods orders fall slightly less than expected. August new-home sales were flat. Gold hits $1,300 an ounce. FTC approves BHP Billiton's hostile bid for Potash.
Unease about the economy fuels gold buying, but oil drops. Adobe weigh on techs. Microsoft sells $4.75 billion in debt. Sears will partner with Forever 21 chain, hoping for 'pizzazz.'
Those who enter the job market now could face lower earnings for many years.
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.
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