Prices settle flat despite rising inflation as investors worry about interest-rate hikes.
Prices climb as investors appear undeterred by China's most recent attempt to combat inflation.
After last week's sell-off, investors tentatively return to the yellow metal.
Metal prices suffer from the nation's aggressive steps to rein in inflation.
Earnings are up, but revenue is less than expected. European debt worries weigh on stocks. Nvidia settles a fight with Intel for $1.5 billion. Playboy will go private.
Bargain-hunting boosts shares after investor worries about European financial woes drive markets lower. Retailers see a strong weekend of holiday sales.
Hewlett-Packard results cheer Street. Traders get past a nasty sell-off built on fears that an Irish bank rescue plan won't work. The FBI raids three hedge funds in an insider-trading probe.
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The expected $3.36 billion offering from Citizens Financial Group won't come close to Alibaba's, but it will be an important one for the market.
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