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Stocks squeaked out another gain Thursday as investors were encouraged by Alcoa's beat and a drop in jobless claims but pharmaceutical and retail stocks dragged.
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Stocks logged their worst day in a month Monday as a key manufacturing gauge came in weaker than expected and the dollar made a comeback.
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Stocks tumbled Monday as the dollar made a comeback and a key manufacturing gauge came in weaker than expected.
Stocks opened lower Monday as the dollar made a comeback and a key manufacturing gauge came in weaker than expected.
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Stocks advanced Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and banks gained. Weak retail sales tempered the mood.