It's been a rough run for Facebook. After one of the most-anticipated IPOs in history, Facebook suffered what may be the most-botched public offering as trading glitches marred its first day. It's been almost all downhill for the Menlo Park., Calif., company since then.
Wells Fargo settlement doesn't include admitting wrongdoing. Before the Wells Fargo settlement, the Securities and Exchange Commission had charged that its brokerage unit had improperly sold high-risk investments to cities and towns.
While The Street was able to ignore Europe's struggles for the past few days, the struggles of Spain on Friday proved too much for the market to bear. As Spain's stock market plunged 6 percent, the Dow Jones dropped 120 points to close at 12,822.
Strong performances from a handful of companies including Barbie maker Mattel, and Coca-Cola pushed the Dow Jones average up for only the third day this month. The closely-watched index closed up 78 points to land at 12,805.
Showing a vote of confidence in JPMorgan Chase Friday, relieved investors drove up bank stocks, ended a six-day losing streak for the market and sent the Dow Jones industrial average up 204 points, the best day this month, to close at 12,777.
News sources report that Mitt Romney's financial portfolio has included an offshore company in Bermuda that remained invisible to voters. But it may be images of the Romney clan vacationing at their $8 million summer compound on a lake in New Hampshire that have more impact.