JPMorgan beats estimates. Wells Fargo is light on revenue. Ecolab agrees to buy Champion Technologies.
Jobless claims fall to the lowest level since Feb. 2008. S&P downgrades Spain's debt. Citigroup raises US equities to overweight. Ruby Tuesday reports an in-line profit.
Costco reports a rise in quarterly net income. Chevron cautions that third-quarter earnings may be lower. Alcoa delivers a surprise profit. The markets await the Fed's Beige Book survey.
The IMF downgrades its global outlook. Spain's bailout plans remain uncertain. Small-business optimism declines. Alcoa reports after the close.
The World Bank cuts its outlook for China and East Asia. Spain is in focus at a European finance ministers meeting. Wal-Mart and American Express launch a prepaid card.
Alcoa's report Tuesday kicks off what may be a difficult season. Results may fall from a year ago, with revenue flat. The best group may be homebuilders.
New York manufacturing also slows. EU finance ministers are in a deadlock over the debt crisis. Citigroup cuts its China forecast. Apple shares near $700 as iPhone 5 sales sizzle.
The Dow enjoys a 207-point gain. The Fed will keep rates low at least through mid-2015 and start buying $40 billion a month in mortgage bonds. Apple hits a new high. Gold jumps, and crude oil tops $98.
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