Stocks end higher, but Hewlett-Packard falls to a 10-year low as CEO Whitman warns of a 'fix-and-rebuild' year ahead. ADP says the private sector added 162,000 jobs in September. Low rates spur mortgage applications. Oil falls under $89.
The Dow shows a small loss, but Apple shares reverse to end the day higher. Google slips. September auto sales are the best since 2008. Spanish premier Rajoy says a bailout request isn't 'imminent.' T-Mobile may buy MetroPCS.
The tech giant should stop flirting with the TV business and think about an unlikely marriage with the electric car maker.
The blue chips rise as many as 125 points before closing up 66. Manufacturing unexpectedly expands in April. Auto sales are better than expected. Crude oil tops $106. Energy and finance stocks are market leaders. Apple gives up early gains.
The Internet company may shed its Asian assets. The bank will pay $335 million to settle allegations of discriminatory lending.
The Dow and S&P 500 move lower, but the major indexes are enjoying their best week since 2009. Big Thanksgiving promotions worked for many retailers. Automakers report strong November sales. Oil briefly falls below $100.
Carmakers report large gains on strong demand for trucks and SUVs.
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