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Stocks closed higher amid continued volatility, reflecting guarded investor optimism ahead of next week's Fed meeting. "The mood of the market is as variable as the weather here in Manhattan, it's hot one day and cold the next. It's likely to remain that way at least through the end of the quarter," said Charles Crane, managing member with Scotsman Capital Management.
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Stocks closed lower on concerns about economic growth and a rise in crude oil to its highest levels of the year. "Even with the corrective action we've seen since last week, consolidation is occurring in an orderly manner and that's positive," Gene Peroni, Senior Managing Director of Equity Research at Claymore Advisors, told CNBC.com.
Dow Chemical's stock rose sharply on Monday, a day after the U.K.-based Sunday Express tabloid newspaper reported that the company could be a target of a leveraged buyout.
Dow Chemical said fourth-quarter profit fell 11%, as higher costs offset a modest increase in sales. But the results outpaced analysts' expectations.
Dow Chemical is looking to make acquisitions, but the amount of private-equity money floating around has made lots of businesses in chemical sector expensive, the company's chief executive told CNBC.
Wall Street is undecided so far on where it will start the day though early earnings news and housing data could help set the tone. For now, eBay's strong profits and big stock move is a bright spot lifting the Nasdaq, which bounced higher on a tech rebound yesterday. The Dow, fresh off its 26th high since October, is flattish.
The Dow is sharply lower--even as investors appear to be waiting for the afternoon news from the Federal Reserve on interest rates before making trades. A few stocks --are moving. Melissa Lee took a closer look at today’s large cap trading; she’s CNBC’s “Eye on the Floor.”
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