The company's stock price rises after $4.5 billion in fines are announced. The news removes some uncertainties surrounding BP's future.
Stocks are lower again as disappointing guidance from the world's largest retailer weighed on the Dow and sentiment in general.
The Fed may be forced to purchase more assets to avoid going over the fiscal cliff.
A lawsuit and earnings miss won't overshadow solid growth forever.
If Wall Street hadn't been closed for Sandy, the market would have jumped on a bevy of positive developments.
Stocks are mixed as a less-than-stellar earnings season continues.
The current quarter has continued to highlight the sector's challenges and its long-term potential.
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