Prices rise as investors react to a new conflict between North and South Korea and continued eurozone contagion fears.
The Dow sees a small gain. Amazon.com is weak; the 10-year Treasury tops 2.9%. Retail sales in October were stronger than expected. Caterpillar is buying Bucyrus for $7.6 billion.
Stocks rebound from Tuesday's drubbing. Boeing, Wells Fargo and airlines report strong results. Commodities rally on a falling dollar. The Fed's Beige Book sees 'modest growth.'
Bullish results come after stocks struggle to end higher. Jobless claims are better, but a manufacturing report is weaker than expected. FedEx guidance disappoints. Gold moves higher.
Twice the S&P 500 has faded after reaching 1,130. It's close again, and worries are growing. Japan sells yen to combat a falling dollar. Travelers may buy back more shares than thought.
Manufacturing is still growing nicely, the Institute for Supply Management says. Stocks enjoy their best day since early July. Auto sales dropped in August, but auto stocks rally.
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