Twice the S&P 500 has faded after reaching 1,130. It's close again, and worries are growing. Japan sells yen to combat a falling dollar. Travelers may buy back more shares than thought.
The Dow and S&P 500 slip after 4 days of gains. Gold moves above $1,270. August retail sales are better than expected. Japan moves to push the yen lower. Cisco plans a dividend.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq move into the black for 2010. Growth in Chinese industrial production and strength from banks firm the market. Oil tops $77. Microsoft sees a big late-day jump.
Better-than-expected reports on jobless claims and the trade deficit set off an early rally. Profit-taking and worries about European banks trim gains. McDonald's August sales don't excite.
The Dow closes up 46 after the Fed sees 'widespread' signs of slowing growth. European worries ease. JPMorgan and Alcoa lead the blue chips. Oil falls back from $75.
The indexes end down more than 4% in August. Traders continue to be skeptical about the economy. Home prices rose in July, and consumer confidence gains slightly. Gold jumps above $1,250.
Stocks sell off heavily in late trading on more worries about the economy. But deals erupt, with Intel buying Infineon's mobile chip business and 3M buying Cogent. Oil falls; gold moves higher.
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With Europe mired in recession, China faltering, commodities declining and stocks looking vulnerable, investors seeking safety will look to the greenback.
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