Stocks managed slight gains in thin trading as President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made final efforts to woo voters. Just 2.9 billion shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, well below the recent average.
The last time the New York Stock Exchange was closed for weather was in 1985 because of Hurricane Gloria. It will be the first time since 1888 that the stock exchange closes for two consecutive days because of weather.
Financial markets across the globe continued to ride the wave of good US economic news Tuesday morning, despite concerns in Greece and Spain. In the US, markets are poised for a strong opening, but analysts are waiting for key economic data to be released this week.
European Central Bank's bond-buying plan continued to lift financial markets on Friday ahead of key US jobs data. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi unveiled a plan Thursday to to buy unlimited amounts of short-term bonds from euro countries that request help.
Adults are taking stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, normally used to treat serious medical conditions, to boost their concentration and job performance. Critics ask: Is it making Americans too dependent on their medicine cabinets?