Stock prices are rising today because Tuesday's panic over rising Chinese interest rates has faded, letting the dollar slip.
Stocks slump on news that Bank of America may be sued over bad mortgages. China's rate hike worries traders who've bet on the country's rapid economic growth. Gold and oil slump.
Crude oil is higher today, and a big reason is a strike in France that's shut down the country's oil refineries.
Shares of both companies drop after hours. The Dow rises 81 points, its eighth gain in 12 days. Weakness in chip stocks keeps the Nasdaq in check. Oil moves higher; gold drifts.
The search giant's big gain pushes tech stocks higher. Slack industrial sales hit GE revenue. Foreclosure worries weigh on bank stocks. Gold and oil fall back.
Despite a big September, stocks end the week lower. A weaker-than-expected manufacturing report disappoints. Personal spending rises. Auto sales are decent. Gold hits a new high.
Despite profit-taking, the Dow and S&P 500 stomp on doomsayers who saw continued weakness after a slow summer. Gold slips. AIG moves to shed government involvement.
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