The Fed chief says continued high unemployment may require further support from the central bank. Pending home sales miss estimates. Gold and oil gain.
Rising oil prices fuel gains in the energy sector. A report on new home sales falls short of expectations. Global stocks waver on concerns about slowing growth in China. Apple shares recover from a flash crash.
Readings on industrial activity in both regions weaken. US jobless claims tap a 4-year low. Leading economic indicators improve more than expected. Gold and oil decline.
A read on US existing-home sales falls short of expectations. Oracle tops earnings estimates. Fed chief Ben Bernanke addresses the threat European debt poses to US banks. Gold and oil gain.
Mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto see a cooling Chinese economy. US housing starts slip. International markets drop. Gold and oil decline.
The world's most valuable company announces a dividend and a $10 billion buyback. Homebuilder confidence remains unchanged. Gold and oil gain.
A report on consumer sentiment falls short of expectations. Consumer prices rise in line with expectations. The Dow looks to finish the week with an eighth consecutive session of gains. Gold falls, while oil advances.
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