Exchanges won't reopen until Hurricane Sandy makes landfall. Look for a Wednesday reopen. Insurance companies could see $5 billion to $10 billion in losses. Important economic and earnings reports are due, including Friday's jobs report.
The pharma's earnings may not look great, but bailing out could prove costly for investors if its Alzheimer's drug is successful.
Shares of the world's largest drugmaker wobble from negative news on the company's Alzheimer's drug.
Stocks rise and the S&P manages to take and hold the 1,400 level, at least for now.
The Dow gains 51 points as decent earnings and hope for a European debt solution give markets a boost. Fossil and Chesapeake Energy are big gainers. Disney earnings beat estimates. Oil jumps, but gold dips.
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Stocks hover near baseline as investors continue to wait on central bank statements expected later this week.
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