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After the Bell
NOVEMBER 30, 2011

U.S. stocks, boosted by Fed, rally like it's 2009

By MarketWatch

U.S. stocks surge, with the Dow chalking up its best day since March 2009, as Wall Street applauds central banks' efforts to contain Europe's debt crisis. See full story.

Wednesday's biggest gaining & declining stocks

MarketWatch's daily rundown of shares that made sizeable moves in the U.S. stock market. See full story.

Oil holds to $100 as central banks take action

U.S. crude-oil futures sail north of $100 a barrel on hopes for improved liquidity in the international financial system after major global central banks take coordinated action and China cuts the level of reserves it holds for banks. See full story.

Gold best in two weeks after central-bank action

Gold futures rise Wednesday, notching a third session of gains and at their best in two weeks as investors cheered the efforts of central banks around the world to offer more liquidity to financial systems. See full story.

AMR bankruptcy raises talk of airline merger

American Airlines sees its filing as a way to cut costs and improve productivity, but it could also prepare the airline for a tie-up with US Airways. See full story.

Instead of acknowledging that banks have become a part of government, we keep pretending they are private institutions, writes David Weidner. See full story.

As another year of the housing downturn ends, some are wondering if it finally is more advantageous to buy instead of rent, given discounted home prices and mortgage rates near historical lows. See full story.


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