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The Dow ended sharply lower Friday as growing worries about Europe overshadowed encouraging economic data. Still, the blue-chip index ended up 2.3 percent for the week.
US major indexes reversed last Thursday's steep drops on Monday on a near $1 trillion European Union relief package and on news that US regulators are looking at circuit breakers to prevent a re-run of last week's "flash" market meltdown.
Stocks fell heavily Friday as worries over the growing European debt crisis trumped some encouraging U.S. economic data. Financials, materials and techs were the biggest decliners.
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U.S. and European banks are both lower, for three reasons. With the exception of gold and gold stocks, commodity stocks are down 2-3 percent as energy and base metals weaken with the Euro falling below $1.25 today. And credit-card companies have their own troubles.
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Stocks had their best three-day run in 10 months Wednesday as Spain got the market off to a good start, promising tough austerity measures, and tech stocks rallied after some encouraging reports from Intel and IBM. Gold soared.
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Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double. Techs and industrials led the way. Gold surged.
Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double.
At The Players Championship last week, Phil Mickelson made a big statement when he told the press that he preferred Five Guys over In-N-Out Burger. “I grew up on In-N-Out,” said Mickelson, who admitted he had gone to Five Guys for six days in a row. “I thought that was the best burger until I had Five Guys. That is hands down the best burger I’ve ever had.”
Stocks logged their biggest gains in over a year Monday after the EU and IMF agreed to a $1 trillion emergency-bailout package to stem the sovereign-debt crisis.
The stock market rallied as much as 400 points after last week's massive selloff, but will it be able to maintain those gains?
The Dow held onto a solid 400-point gain Monday afternoon after the EU and IMF agreed to a $1 trillion emergency-rescue package for Greece and other nations over the weekend. Industrials and financials, the hardest hit last week, led the pack.
In a wild trading week that prompted major US exchanges to cancel trades amid fears of trader errors and computer system malfunction, the three major equity indices fell 5.7% or greater for the week.
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