With crude prices down considerably, investors wonder wheter the industry has played out.
As the overheated crude market begins to resemble reality, is there a level at which consumer stocks and oil companies both win?
The death of the terrorist mastermind is a plus for the US and the world, while China's manufacturing slowdown means good things for stocks.
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Exxon's first-quarter earnings surge 69% as crude oil creeps above $100. Includes video.
Look for earnings to power stocks higher again this week
The blues chips have their best close since June 2008. Gold's finish is a record, and silver jumps above $46. General Electric, Verizon and McDonald's results don't impress. Biogen Idec says a multiple-sclerosis drug has promise.
Stocks move higher as improving consumer moods offset higher consumer prices. Gold nears $1,500; oil tops $109. Google's new CEO underwhelms analysts. Cirrus Logic has a problem.
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