The Dow and S&P 500 move higher after 5 days of losses. Still, a strong open fades as worries about a government shutdown build. Bed Bath & Beyond jumps on strong earnings.
While 30% of workers skip eating out, a few average $50 per meal. You'll be surprised at which income group spends the most on average.
Stocks sell off after the House votes to defund Obamacare, setting up a showdown between Senate Democrats and the Obama administration.
The Federal Reserve is expected to announce a pullback in its stimulus program.
The central bank's decision on whether to trim its bond buying may dictate if the market has a good week. Oracle and FedEx earnings are on tap.
With the index changes afoot, the exchange traded tracking it will follow suit.
The people who manage the blue-chip index are substituting Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa for Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard.
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