In the land of opportunity and innovation, GM, Tesla and Amazon deserve a break.
Applications for unemployment insurance rise unexpectedly. Sales of new homes climb. Weak economic reports out of Europe and China overshadow hopes for more Fed stimulus. HP's shares slip after its revenue misses forecasts.
The electric vehicle manufacturer faces some obstacles as it prepares to ramp up production.
Some major issues confronting alternative-energy vehicles include cost, battery charging and a general negative perception among prospective buyers.
Automakers continue to report discouraging news regarding driver safety.
Stocks slide after disappointing economic news from Japan and rumors of a new legal challenge in Germany over the ESM.
Japan reports weak growth, and Greece logs yet another quarter of contraction. Motorola Mobility will lay off 4,000 workers. Groupon posts earnings after the close.
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