The market's loss is its first in three weeks. The Dow rises nearly 100 points but ends down slightly on worries about Europe. Zynga closes below its IPO price. Research In Motion slumps. Crude oil and gold rise slightly.
The third-quarter earnings season ends this week with results from Wal-Mart, Home Depot and others. But as has happened so often recently, Europe will move markets, too. Can Italy form a new government?
Investors pummel stocks as turmoil in Greece hits markets globally. The major averages have fallen more than 7% since April. Pandora Media shares jump -- then fade -- as trading starts. Oil falls below $95 a barrel.
After a miserable fourth quarter, the retailer brings in a new chief executive and signals some management departures.
Wal-Mart and Home Depot raise profit forecasts for the year, even though third-quarter earnings were a mixed bag.
Goldman Sachs lowers its rating for the home improvement chain, citing tough macro and housing data.
Stocks sell off heavily in late trading on more worries about the economy. But deals erupt, with Intel buying Infineon's mobile chip business and 3M buying Cogent. Oil falls; gold moves higher.
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Stocks sag as the Fed chairman says a stronger economy may let the central bank start to end its bond-buying program late this year. But Bernanke sees low rates lasting into 2015.
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