The federal government will auction leases for 2 sites with the potential to power a million homes.
Facebook shares slump as earnings disappoint. Stocks gain as the European Central Bank's president pledges to do 'whatever it takes.' Starbucks misses Street estimates. Visa and 3M results beat forecasts. Jobless claims drop.
Global stimulus talk helps the blue chips to their fifth gain in six days. The market is led by materials and industrial stocks. Apple recovers from early losses. Michael Kors profit impresses. Boeing rises on an upgrade. Oil and gold move higher.
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.
Stocks open to levels last seen in the spring of 2008, but the Dow falls 22 on profit-taking and worries about the economy. Caterpillar and Netflix are the leaders. Apple briefly hits a new high. Starbucks results disappoint.
The blue chips close up 81 to their best level since May 2011. The central bank sees slightly lower growth but continued high unemployment. Apple briefly tops Exxon Mobil as the world's most valuable company. The dollar moves lower. Gold tops 1,700.
The Dow falls 12 points as worries about Greece plus profit-taking limit gains. Still, the major averages are off to their best start since 1997. Investors jeer Research In Motion's management change. Oil and gold move higher.
A late surge pushes the Dow up 22 on the day. December retail sales rose just 0.1%. Jobless claims jump to 399,000. Delta Air may be looking at buying AMR. Chevron drops on an earnings warning. Apple will test mini-stores at Target.
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