After hitting yet another record high on currency interventions and disappointing US economic data, prices pull back as investors look to raise cash where they can.
Prices hold recent gains as investors await Friday's June employment numbers.
Prices edged higher on China's neutral inflation reading and a weaker dollar.
Prices weaken as investors sell out ahead of the weekend.
Prices get a slight lift as the European Central Bank holds off on any interest-rate hikes.
Prices slip after the Federal Reserve chairman hints of no further stimulus.
Despite Steve Jobs' appearance, Apple falls 1.6%. Banks slide after analyst Dick Bove downgrades Wells Fargo. Harley Davidson gets an upgrade. Crude oil slips; gold and silver rise. Temple-Inland shares soar on International Paper's $3.4 billion bid.
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