As if May weren't bad enough for the stock market, June is getting off to a terrible start. With terrible-looking jobs data that showed just 69,000 new jobs created in May and a higher unemployment rate, economists are getting more worried about whether the U.S. economy can keep recovering without further outside help. That's the message the gold market is giving, as a nearly $40-per-ounce jump above $1,600 signals new expectations for further Fed intervention. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrials
All 30 Dow stocks traded lower, but financials took the brunt of the damage, as Bank of America
A drop in China's official purchasing managers index also hurt economically sensitive stocks, with Caterpillar
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