Walgreen's profit beats estimates. Endo Pharma buys a generics company for $1.2 billion. Consumer confidence falls more than expected. A key home price index increases less than forecast.
In a big week for the economy, reports are due on home prices, economic growth, manufacturing and auto sales. Apple may top $300; look for gold to close above $1,300.
Durable goods orders fall slightly less than expected. August new-home sales were flat. Gold hits $1,300 an ounce. FTC approves BHP Billiton's hostile bid for Potash.
A morning recovery falls apart as a weak report on jobless claims disappoints investors. Wall Street cheers Nike earnings. Gold moves higher, and Starbucks raises prices.
The number of people seeking first-time unemployment benefits rises. Existing-home sales climb. Leading-indicators index jumps more than expected. Blockbuster files for bankruptcy.
The central bank sees weakness for the foreseeable future and promises to act to jolt the ailing patient. Stocks give up afternoon gains. The dollar and oil drop. Housing starts rise.
Housing starts shot up 10.5% in August. The Fed meets to discuss monetary policy today. Bank of America reportedly plans to cut jobs. Airline profits are expected to soar this year.
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