The blue chips rebound from a brief 108-point loss. As Spain rescues one of its biggest banks, Standard & Poor's see its economy worsening. Consumer confidence strengthens. Facebook and Apple weigh on the Nasdaq. Gold and crude oil move higher.
With millions of acres of timberland and a homebuilding operation, this REIT is ripe for a housing market recovery.
The world's largest express carrier and cargo shipper is a global bet on an economic snapback.
Consider building long-term positions in these stocks and ETFs to play an improving housing market.
With its large real estate holdings, this firm has attracted the interest of insiders and hedge funds.
The discount retailer has caught the attention of bargain-oriented shoppers and investors alike.
American manufacturers are fueling the recovery here as Europe quakes and China's growth gets relatively worse.
The blue chips are briefly up more than 400 points. Announcement of a deal to fix Europe's debt crisis sets off a global rally. US growth improves but is still anemic. Higher oil prices boost Exxon profits.
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All hail the bull market, which ended the week with a big rally. But it also is starting to look a little like 1987, which suffered an epic blow-out.
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