November crude oil futures settled up $3.57 at $91.71 a barrel while December gold futures surged $16.70 to close at $1,796.50 an ounce.
The benchmark 10-year Treasury fell 17/32, boosting the yield to 1.674%. The greenback was down 0.69%, according to the dollar index.
In corporate news, Costco Wholesale (COST) said Thursday that same-store sales in September rose 6%. Total sales jumped 8% to $9.31 billion. Shares rose 1.9%.
Kohl's (KSS) shares were down 2.5% after the department store operator posted a 2.7% drop in September same-store sales, which was even worse than the 0.2% fall expected by analysts.Nuvasive (NUVA), the San Diego-based medical device maker, issued weak revenue guidance, saying it sees third-quarter revenue of $147 million vs. its prior projection for a flat performance from its second-quarter total of $154.4 million. Shares plummeted 32.9%. Informatica (INFA) shares plunged 22.6% after the provider of enterprise data integration software provided preliminary third-quarter results that disappointed Wall Street analysts amid a weak revenue in Europe. CollabRX (CLRX - Get Report) shares surged 38% after the data analytics company announced a multi-year partnership agreement with Life Technologies for the development and commercialization of CollabRx technology and content resources to be used in conjunction with Life Technologies' global cancer diagnostics development and its laboratory developed test services business. Vringo (VRNG - Get Report) shares were surged 22.1% after the development-stage company focusing on mobile phone software saw an obstacle towards its ability to proceed with a patent lawsuit against Google (GOOG) and other technology companies eliminated with the denial by a federal judge of Google's motion for summary judgment in the patent dispute.
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