U.S. stocks climbed toward another record and gold advanced while the dollar weakened as corporate earnings topped estimates and signs of slower economic growth fueled bets the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus.
U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index its biggest two-day loss since June, as concern grew that a deadlock among U.S. lawmakers over the debt limit could lead to a government default.
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped to the lowest level in a month, as congressional leaders said the other party must move to resolve the government shutdown and avoid a debt default.
U.S. stocks rose and copper helped lead gains in commodities after reports showed American durable- goods orders and home prices increased more than forecast. Treasuries fell while Italian and Spanish bonds gained.