The number of new unemployment claims drops more than expected. Manufacturing activity in New York State and the Mid-Atlantic region grows. Apple shares briefly top $600.
Momentum following Tuesday's run-up fades. Most major US banks pass stress tests, boosting confidence. Gold prices plunge.
Consumer spending rises. Traders await the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates. German investor confidence spikes. Gold falls while oil gains.
The Asian superpower's export growth slows because of weakness in the European economy. Eurozone leaders meet to approve a bailout for Greece. Gold and oil prices fall.
The U.S. economy adds more jobs than expected, while the unemployment rate holds steady. Greece secures a second bailout with a debt restructuring deal. Gold falls as oil rises.
Global markets rise as fears of a Greek default wane. Germany's industrial output rises more than expected. US unemployment claims rise marginally, but remain near a four-year low. Gold and oil gain.
US private-sector employment rises more than expected. European markets advance as fears of a Greek default ease. Gold and oil gain.
The blue-chip index heads for its biggest loss of the year. Global markets slide after a report shows significant declines in household spending and manufacturing throughout Europe. Gold and oil decline.
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