The Space Shuttle Endeavour rests atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in the Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at the Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility, in Edwards, California, shortly before being ferried back to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Stocks rise to highest levels since 2008. Dow gains 490 points for the month of April. S&P is up nearly 38 points.
Bernanke press conference will be one for history books – and traders. Earnings will also be released from the likes of Boeing, BP, Starbucks, and Moody's.
The Fed will hold its first-ever quarterly briefing, and new data will likely reveal sluggish economic growth for the first quarter
NASA is turning to private companies to replace the space shuttles, and it will give four proposals from the likes of Boeing and SpaceX $269 million this year.
Standard and Poor's cut its outlook for long-term US credit on Monday, sending US stocks downward
Dow gains 7 points after Obama's deficit speech. Stocks on the S&P up less than 1 point.
Stocks fell initially on Japan's latest earthquake, but recovered some of their losses. The Dow average dropped 17 points; the S&P 500 index fell 2 points.
Tech stocks got a mild boost from Texas Instruments' bid for National Semiconductor. While tech stocks edged up, however, the Dow and S&P fell slightly.