Stock prices are rising today because Tuesday's panic over rising Chinese interest rates has faded, letting the dollar slip.
Stocks slump on news that Bank of America may be sued over bad mortgages. China's rate hike worries traders who've bet on the country's rapid economic growth. Gold and oil slump.
Renewed confidence in the US currency and a surprise rate increase in China sent gold prices tumbling.
Prices rebounded from morning lows as the dollar began to weaken.
The search giant's big gain pushes tech stocks higher. Slack industrial sales hit GE revenue. Foreclosure worries weigh on bank stocks. Gold and oil fall back.
A stronger US currency weighed on prices even after the Fed chairman said inflation levels are too low.
Prices continue to set record highs as the dollar weakens in anticipation of further monetary easing.
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An interest rate tease in The Wall Street Journal sends the market into an optimistic tizzy -- but one that doesn't end quite at the top.
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