The Dow and S&P 500 slip after 4 days of gains. Gold moves above $1,270. August retail sales are better than expected. Japan moves to push the yen lower. Cisco plans a dividend.
Goldcorp is bidding an awful lot for Andean Resources. Is this a smart move?
Prices struggled again Friday as investors opted for riskier stocks.
Prices dropped from their recent record highs as investors reacted to a better-than-expected jobless claims report.
Investors continue to add to their gold positions, and miners like Newmont are outperforming.
Stocks rise for a fourth straight day after private-sector jobs grow more than expected, but unemployment hits 9.6%. Apple is seen doubling iPad production. Markets are closed Monday for Labor Day.
Prices give up early gains as rallying stocks take center stage.
The indexes end down more than 4% in August. Traders continue to be skeptical about the economy. Home prices rose in July, and consumer confidence gains slightly. Gold jumps above $1,250.
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