Investors seeking confirmation of recent improvement in manufacturing activity will look to Parker Hannifin Corp. when it reports quarterly results next week.
U.S. stocks fell the most in three weeks, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average halting a five-day rally, as the World Bank cut its forecast for global growth and Boeing Co. sank.
U.S. stocks rose for the third time this week as reports on leading indicators and regional manufacturing fueled optimism in the economy, overshadowing concern that interest rates may rise in the middle of next year.
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- Robert Pavlik on Aug 06, 2014