The Dow ends up 2 points after briefly falling as many as 108 points. Caterpillar sees the world economy slowing faster than expected. Apple leads tech stocks higher. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold misses Street estimates.
Ads on Google's homepage never would have happened under Mayer's watch.
Demanding investors can do more harm than good to the visionary companies they support.
While the blue chips come back from a 198-point loss, traders fear more declines ahead. Disney results cheer Street. Fossil tumbles after warning European sales are softening. McDonald's April sales disappoint. Oil briefly drops below $96.
The sell-off comes as the government says the economy added 115,000 jobs in April, less than expected. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq suffer their worst weekly losses for 2012. Crude oil briefly falls below $98. Apple drops $16.
IBM earnings are a touch less than expected. Intel's report prompts profit-taking. The major averages enjoy their best day in a month. Apple moves above $600. The IMF sees fragile growth in 2012. Warren Buffett has prostate cancer.
Apple says iPhone sales jumped 128% in its fiscal first quarter; iPad sales r0se 111%. Tech shares mostly bask in the report. The Dow drops 33 before the report as Europe worries investors again. Gold and oil fall.
Jerry Yang says it's time to pursue new interests. Stocks move higher as China's economic growth beats expectations. Oil and gold move higher. Carnival shares slump after cruise accident. Will Sears go private?
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