The Dow ends the week up 3.6% despite European worries. Spain is expected to seek eurozone aid to prop up its banks. McDonald's sees uncertainty hitting results, but Wal-Mart leads the blue chips. Crude oil briefly falls under $83.
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The central bank sees some economic improvement but worries about weak job markets and Europe. Oil tops $100 on Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz. Best Buy shares sag on weak results.
The Federal Reserve's rate-making body will certainly promise Tuesday to keep rates low. It may hint at another program to boost the economy, but don't look for a blockbuster move.
Prices waver as markets wait to see whether US lawmakers can avoid a default.
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