GOLDEN MOVE: Gold surged after Spain unveiled a round of budget cuts that raised expectations the country soon could seek bailout money. The price is up about 13 percent this year.
WATCHING CHINA: China said total profits for its biggest industrial companies fell in August. And its largest steelmaker closed a mill, a sign of weaker economic growth. Analysts say that's increased speculation the country's central bank soon will approve new steps to promote the economy.
WINNERS, LOSERS: Prices rose for copper, silver, oil, gasoline and natural gas. Wheat, corn and soybeans fell.