We're still a long way from clearing through the nation's supply of distressed homes.
The professionals return to Wall Street. Which way will they take the market?
Early selling, due to weak news on housing and consumer confidence, eases as oil and gold move higher. GM rises on a wave of buy ratings. Interest rates jump.
After spending most of the year bouncing along the bottom, homebuilders are on the move again.
Important earnings are due from Best Buy, FedEx, General Mills, Oracle and Research In Motion. The Fed will weigh in on the economy's health in a week of big economic reports.
Stocks soar as ADP says private employers added 93,000 jobs in November. The Fed sees modest nationwide growth. Hopes build for a European financial rescue. Auto sales rise.
A strong start to November ended in a fade as Europe's debt problems worried investors. But bulls hope recovery signs will spark new buying.
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