An early decline gives way to decent gains as traders shrug off worries about Europe and higher Chinese interest rates. The ISM non-manufacturing index slips. Oil moves lower; transports flirt with record highs. Netflix gets a downgrade.
Funds tracking the Japanese economy, corn prices and the euro will be in the spotlight for the next few days.
Financial markets are punishing the dollar instead of Treasury bonds.
Strategists share their views on where to invest when the Federal Reserve ends its $600 billion bond-purchase program.
Earnings are up, but revenue is less than expected. European debt worries weigh on stocks. Nvidia settles a fight with Intel for $1.5 billion. Playboy will go private.
Early selling, due to weak news on housing and consumer confidence, eases as oil and gold move higher. GM rises on a wave of buy ratings. Interest rates jump.
A strong start to November ended in a fade as Europe's debt problems worried investors. But bulls hope recovery signs will spark new buying.
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