Stocks get a boost from an increase in pending home sales. With only two full trading sessions left in 2011, stocks are struggling to finish in positive territory.
The latest setback in Greece's financial crisis sent bumped the Standard and Poor's 500 index 32 points to 1099, its lowest level of the year. The Dow fell 258 points to 10655.
The Dow plummeted by more than 2 percent on Wednesday, losing about 279 points, after Moody's cut Greece's bond ratings
A new Volkswagen and a Singapore vacation are the badges of affluence for one Chinese couple. But consumer choice, not political choice, is the only freedom China's middle class now enjoy.
After rising more than 75 points on Tuesday, the Dow dropped 130 points on Wednesday