Our markets have a recent history of missing important warnings. It's no different now as investors deny the obvious and the economy stumbles along.
The metal dips as US consumer prices level off, but some analysts see long-term strength if demand from Asia continues.
Prices head higher as positive economic news out of Europe boosts the euro and weighs on the dollar.
The Chicago PMI report cheers investors, who are hoping the economy's soft patch is firming up. Greece's parliament approves austerity legislation. Could Hewlett-Packard be broken up? Oil and gold fall.
Prices soar as strong demand for bonds pressures the US dollar. China's interest rate hike may have been priced into the market.
Prices rally after Fed chief Ben Bernanke says the government would consider more monetary easing. Silver tops $30 an ounce.
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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The apparel chain takes a hard hit after blaming the weather for its quarterly sales decline. But cold temperatures don't explain the drop in full-year sales as well.
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