But stocks come back from a midday sell-off. December payrolls increased by 103,000 -- less than expected. Gold falls for the fourth day in a row. The dollar is up against the euro.
The Dow falls 26 ahead of Friday's jobs report. Target's and Macy's December sales are disappointing. AT&T and Verizon pull the Dow lower. Nvidia soars. A rising dollar hits oil.
The professionals return to Wall Street. Which way will they take the market?
But the shares have come back a lot since bottoming in June. If you'd bought Halliburton at the June low, you'd have doubled your money.
Will the Santa Claus rally continue?
The Dow climbs 26 as the big holiday rally rolls on. Topping $90, oil hits a 2-year high. Walgreen and Bed Bath & Beyond earnings impress. Existing-home sales beat estimates.
The blue chips top 11,500 for the first time since 2008. Nike shares sell off despite strong earnings. Jabil Circuit and Adobe shares jump.
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