The Dow dipped below 10000 Wednesday morning, weighed down by unfavorable economic reports. A look at the options for investors in mutual funds.
Stock prices rose modestly Monday as investors tentatively moved back into the market after a fresh round of merger and acquisition activity.
Layoffs are once again on the rise across the country, not good news for an economy that's moving in fits and starts.
Unemployment insurance filings rose to 500,000 last week, reflecting continuing layoffs in the private sector and state governments. Economists say a healthy economy averages fewer than 400,000 claims per week.
Stock market results are looking up in Europe Tuesday, despite bad news about the global economic recovery.
Stock market: Stocks headed to a slightly lower opening Friday after the latest consumer spending number fell just short of expectations.
Interest rates are likely to be left untouched at the Federal Reserve's meeting this week, but its unclear whether the Fed will restart some of its stimulus programs.
Unemployment claims jumped last week prompting a fall in stock prices Thursday.
Stock prices: The Dow and Nasdaq moved solidly positive for 2010 in afternoon trading Monday. The S&P 500 pared its year-to-date losses.