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.
Goldman Sachs lowers its rating for the home improvement chain, citing tough macro and housing data.
Investors show caution ahead of key reports this week. A gauge of pending home sales rises more than expected. Factory orders decline. Goldman cuts its rating on Microsoft.
On the bright side, sales of foreclosed properties were down 20% from the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.
JPMorgan Chase orders a review of foreclosure paperwork to be sure legal requirements are met.
Walgreen's profit beats estimates. Endo Pharma buys a generics company for $1.2 billion. Consumer confidence falls more than expected. A key home price index increases less than forecast.
In a big week for the economy, reports are due on home prices, economic growth, manufacturing and auto sales. Apple may top $300; look for gold to close above $1,300.
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