US markets are set to rise at the open after several down days and in response to positive economic reports.
The Wall Street averages are mixed and drifting at midday, as is typical for the dog days of August following the end of earnings season.
US markets are set to continue recent declines as Japanese economic growth slows.
Sysco, Applied Materials and Agilent will report earnings. Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post. JetBlue will add premium seating on flights.
Priceline, AOL, and Sysco to report earnings. Gold mining stocks remain weak. Real money Internet poker returns to Nevada.
If you find a few gems, by all means have at it, but the risks remain high for the broader sector.
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