The search giant's results -- released early -- disappoint and slam tech shares. Microsoft's earnings don't excite. Investors hate Chipotle's results. Travelers and Verizon earnings impress. Gold and oil slip.
Stocks rally but retreat after the government says the unemployment rate falls to 7.8%, lowest since 2009. Apple, Zynga and Facebook lead a pullback. Crude oil falls below $90. Alcoa starts earnings season on Tuesday.
An early rally falls apart after the head of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank says the Fed's stimulus plan won't work. Money manager BlackRock says stocks have peaked for 2012. Home prices and consumer confidence rise. Google hits a new high.
Worries about the global economy and Europe keep stocks in check. FedEx cuts its guidance. Apple reaches $702; Google nearly reaches $719. Crude oil drops; so do retail gas prices. Homebuilders are increasingly optimistic.
Apple hits a new high after its big patent win over Samsung. The market overall is little changed as Wall Street waits for Fed Chairman Bernanke's speech on Friday. Several deals excite traders. Oil falls despite hurricane threats.
The S&P 500 sees a 6-day winning streak end, and the Dow falls 39 points after Japan says growth is fading. Groupon shares slump on revenue miss. Sears will spin off several businesses. Google will cut about 4,000 jobs from Motorola Mobility.
Investors dump stocks after Spain says its recession won't end until at least 2013. Chipotle Mexican Grill shares fall more than 20% on slower sales growth; restaurant shares are slammed. General Electric and Google earnings cheer.
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