After Standard & Poor's downgraded its outlook on US debt Monday and sent stocks downward, stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining about 65 points
Stocks on the Dow gained Friday. But the Dow average closed lower for the week, which turned out to be tumultuous for stocks.
Scott Brown, Republican from Massachusetts, has quickly learned the art of the backroom deal in the US Senate, almost six months since capturing the late Ted Kennedy's seat.
Some firms, including Morgan Stanley, race to prove they can fund themselves by turning to private investors.
'Stress tests' reveal that banks need to raise more than $65 billion to be able to keep lending if the recession drags on.
With inflation topping 4 percent, Treasury Inflation Protected Securities have added luster.