Banks have exited Treasuries, while speculative money has piled in despite the risk.
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The Dow sees a small gain; the Nasdaq and S&P 500 are lower. Jobless claims improve slightly. Oracle earnings don't impress. Trulia has a big IPO. Shares of Norfolk Southern and Bed Bath & Beyond sag. Economic reports from Europe and China are weak.
The Dow ends up 90 after the Fed Chairman says the central bank won't shy from trying to boost the economy. Facebook hits a new low. Gold hits a 5-month high. September historically can be rough.
The co-founder of the world's largest bond mutual fund writes an obituary for equities in his August newsletter.
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Germany and France's push for a tax on each stock, bond and derivative trade garners support among financial professionals.
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The cosmetics company's disappointing earnings report is yet another illustration of how difficult the retail sector has become.
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