Oil prices fell, the euro sank to a 22-month low, and the yield on the U.S. government's 10-year Treasury note fell near a historic low. But the Dow Jones industrial average edged up 125 points to close at 12580 as investors continue to hope for a Chinese growth spurt.
The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The typical American worker would have to labor for 244 years to make what the typical boss of a big public company makes in one.
Facebook stock fell 7 percent in early trading Tuesday, after an 11 percent fall Monday. In challenging market environment, selling IPO of Facebook stock is like 'trying to get a jumbo jet to take off in turbulent weather.'