More woes lie ahead for stocks like Whirlpool that sell into the sluggish housing market.
An ugly price-fixing fine and weakness in North America and Europe sales hit earnings. Results in Latin America and Asia are strong.
The indexes struggle to very small gains. US Steel, Lexmark, Cummins and Kimberly-Clark all slump. Ford and Coach both show big gains. The dollar moves higher.
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.'
Shares of both companies drop after hours. The Dow rises 81 points, its eighth gain in 12 days. Weakness in chip stocks keeps the Nasdaq in check. Oil moves higher; gold drifts.
Angelo Mozilo agrees to pay $67.5 million to settle civil fraud charges with the SEC stemming from the subprime mortgage crisis. Two other executives also settle.
The companies must delay foreclosure cases as the document crisis expands.
The search giant's shares jump after results beat estimates. The market withstands selling pressure from bad news on jobs and inflation and more banking worries. Gold briefly hits $1,388.
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