Stocks calmed down after Monday's big declines. Stocks on the Dow gained 69 points by noon Tuesday.
US stocks were down near session lows in midday trading. The European Central Bank's announcement that it had no large-scale bond-buying plan undercut enthusiasm for US stocks.
The deal at the heart of the American economy is that employers pay their workers enough to buy what employers are selling. When we forget that–as we have over the last decade–the trouble starts.
The Dow lost 53 points to close at 11493 amid a downward revision of U.S. economic growth and renewed worries about Europe's debt crisis
In New Hampshire, President Obama seeks to revive sagging support in a state he won in 2008. Republican rival Mitt Romney plays offense, with his first TV ad stirring controversy.
U.S. economy posts 2.5 percent increase for third quarter, up from 1.3 percent in second. Biggest challenge for U.S. economy: jobs.
Growth rate for the US economy was 2.5 percent in the third quarter, the government reported. That's an improvement over the first half of 2011, when concerns escalated about a double dip recession.
Radio frequency modules made in Minnesota turned up in 16 unexploded roadside bombs in Iraq. According to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in Washington, the culprit was an Iran-based ring.
Unemployment benefits claims dipped by 1,000, just below expectations for unemployment benefits claims. Trade balance report confirms US avoided third-quarter recession.