The package carrier is a leading indicator as investor focus returns to the domestic economy in the week ahead. Europe won't go away. The Fed will acknowledge a stronger economy. Best Buy, Joy Global, and Research In Motion report quarterly results.
Prices shoot higher as central banks around the world agree to pump more money into the financial system to stabilize markets.
Prices climb as Greece nixes plans for a nationwide referendum and as the European Central Bank eases monetary policy.
Next week will be a huge test for the rally, climaxing with Friday's jobs report. The Federal Reserve holds an important meeting. Earnings are due from MasterCard, News Corp., Pfizer, Apache, Kraft Foods and American International Group.
Prices plunge 3.6%. Silver plummets nearly 10% on weak manufacturing data.
Prices fall as the Federal Reserve announces 'Operation Twist.'
Prices get a boost after Italy's credit rating gets an unexpected downgrade and as the Federal Reserve weighs further monetary easing in the US.
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Activists seem to be lurking everywhere, and boards of directors are listening to them. It's all part of an unexpected 2014 landscape that's making the market tough for negativists.
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