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Stocks Close Mixed on Earnings and G-20 Anxiety

Stocks closed mixed Friday's as another round of solid third-quarter earnings reports was checked by rising anxiety about the path of the dollar ahead of this weekend's meeting of the Group of 20 finance ministers.

Stocks Close Mixed on Earnings and Economy

Stocks closed mixed Friday as Google's strong quarterly earnings lifted technology stocks but mounting concern over the foreclosure crisis and a revenue miss from General Electric weighed on financials and the broader market.

Stocks Open Fourth Quarter With More Gains

Stocks kicked off the final quarter of the year with moderate gains Friday as more encouraging data on consumer spending, consumer sentiment and auto sales were partly offset by a slowdown in manufacturing activity.

The Rally's Biggest Test Comes This Week

Whether this rally can last or is merely the latest upswing in a months-long pattern of sideways trading depends on the economic news, particularly about unemployment. Consumer confidence, personal consumption and GDP are three other big items on this week's calendar.

Stock Market Keeps September Rally Going

Stocks closed higher Friday for the seventh time in the last eight sessions, helped by a stronger-than-expected reading on wholesale inventories and sales. Volume was especially light at the end of the holiday shortened trading week but September's mini-rally continued nonetheless.

It's Too Early for Investors to Start Celebrating

After suffering its worst August in nearly a decade, the blue-chip Dow found a welcome way to put summer behind it. But don't be disappointed if last week's market euphoria fails to carry over the long holiday weekend into this week's trading and beyond.

The Sign Wall Street Really Wants to See

The third peak week of earnings season is here. But if stocks have any hope of breaking out of their range-bound rut, the market will need proof of a consistent drop in weekly jobless claims, says Kenny Polcari, managing director at interdealer broker ICAP Corporates.

Street Wire: Stocks Swing to Loss in Last Hour of Trading

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) swung to a loss in the last hour of Wednesday's session after being up as much as 125 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 ($INX) and Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) also swung from green to red as the dollar gained late-day strength against the euro.

The 2010s Have to Be Better for Stocks

A look back at the last decade shows that not even the Great Depression was so unkind to stocks. That's right: the 2000s are going down as The Worst Decade Ever when it comes to U.S. equity performance. Will the next decade be any better? Hey, it can't hurt to ask.