Sales of Windows 7 fuel growth for the software giant. Stocks end flat as 3M's decline pushes the Dow lower, but traders appear to be waiting for next week's election and Fed meeting.
Stocks turn up -- as the dollar falls -- after the Fed vows to step in to boost economy. Pfizer is buying King Pharmaceuticals. Drilling shares rise after Obama lifts drilling moratorium.
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For the first time in at least 20 years, the company is giving more campaign money to Republicans than to Democrats.
The indexes end down more than 4% in August. Traders continue to be skeptical about the economy. Home prices rose in July, and consumer confidence gains slightly. Gold jumps above $1,250.
The $2.15 billion deal is derailed because of the buyer's suspected links to China.
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