Washington’s self-imposed deadline to do something credible on the debt crisis before the Asian financial markets opened on Sunday passed in silence. "There could be extreme turmoil in markets," says one expert.
The sweeping financial reform legislation passed by Congress a year ago created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Obama nominated its first director Sunday, but Republicans are against the structure of the entire agency.
The Dow rose about 38 points, with DuPont rising and Verizon falling. The Nasdaq rose about 15 points.
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The Dow fell about 25 points, after rising and falling throughout the session. A positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs drove up the price of oil and metals.
After rising more than 75 points on Tuesday, the Dow dropped 130 points on Wednesday
Following a strong show on Friday, the Dow rose 45 points, led by oil and precious metals
Dow falls 139 points and S&P drops 0.9 percent. Investors wait for direction from Friday's employment numbers.
Stocks rise to highest levels since 2008. Dow gains 490 points for the month of April. S&P is up nearly 38 points.