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-Wall Street ended with modest gains – Dow Jones Industrials gain 45 points to 12,491.61.
-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is prepared to act, again if economic weakness persists.
-U.S. import prices fell last month for the first time in a year.
-China's Shanghai Composite leapt 1.5% in response to news that China's economy grew a greater-than-expected 9.5% in the second quarter.
-Gold prices set another high of 1,582/ounce.