The past five years have been very good to some blue chip companies. But some missed the stock market rally. NEW YORK (CNNMoney). It's been five years since the stock market hit its low point of the financial crisis and Great Recession.
With little U.S. economic or corporate news on the docket Monday, investors were keeping an eye on the rest of the world to get a sense of where the market is headed.
Mt. Gox Co., the Bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo last month, started a related case in the U.S., blaming its failure on a software flaw in the digital currency.
... * Decline in Chinese exports drives down commodity currencies. * Copper hits eight-month low. * Mining stocks hit by Chinese trade data.
NEW YORK - McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers amid intensifying competition. On Monday, the world's biggest hamburger chain said an important sales figure fell again in the U.S.