The blue-chip index hits its highest level since October 2007. The S&P 500 also reaches a 5-year high. Employers add 157,000 jobs in January; November and December gains were better than thought. The unemployment rate ticks up to 7.9%.
The bond king is worried that massive credit expansion -- not just deficit spending -- is a threat to the global economy. His advice includes buying hard assets like gold.
The annual indicator says no matter which team wins, investors will have a very good year.
The blue chips just miss a 6% gain for the month. The S&P 500 gains 5%, its best January since 1997. Despite lots of headwinds, a good January for stocks could mean a good 2013.
Wall Street cheered the retailer's fourth-quarter earnings, but a profit measure the company says is most important has been trimmed as it builds data and fulfillment centers.
Federal Reserve officials agree, mostly, to continue buying in securities to ensure interest rates stay low. The Fed repeats that it doesn't see changing its policy until the unemployment rate falls below 6.5%.
The nutritional supplements company registers 3 domain names that indicate it's ready to go on the offensive against the hedge fund manager.
Fears are starting to rise that the Fed's low-interest-rate policy could lead to more inflation or to markets that get too frothy. But Fed officials will say they need more evidence to change their policies.
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