Dow reverses early losses and climbs 100 points after a letter from Ben Bernanke surfaces. The letter says the Federal Reserve has room to take more action to strengthen the economy.
Dow sees its biggest loss in more than a month as traders reassess what moves the Federal Reserve might make next month. S&P 500 falls 11 points. Gold jumps.
After spending most of the day in negative territory, the S&P 500 rebounds to eke out a gain after the release of the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
Stocks fall slightly on one of the lightest trading days of the year. Stock market weighed down by doubts about how forcefully the European Central Bank might act to head off Europe's debt crisis.
Stocks on the S&P 500 index are close to a four-year high while a closely watched fear index briefly touches five-year low.
Stocks rise on positive Cisco earnings and a housing report that points to future growth. Wal-Mart and Facebook shares fall.
S&P breaks six-day winning streak with small decline. Japan's slower-than-expected growth weighed on the stock market.
Dow falls 10 points; Nasdaq rises 7 points; S&P closes flat. Stocks are in summer doldrums as traders look for direction.
Stocks post another gain as S&P and Nasdaq reach milestones. Dow is now less than 1,000 points from all-time high.
Dow gains 21 points, while S&P and Nasdaq also rise. BestBuy stock soars on buyout offer, while Knight Capital loses a quarter of its value, despite $400 million in financing.