Apple touched a fresh high Wednesday along with a handful of other companies:» Read More
Stocks closed higher as investors were encouraged by strong earnings reports despite lingering subprime concerns. "There wasn't much negative news today from the subprime market and people still want to buy the market," said Todd Leone of Cowen. "We were way oversold and I think you have some people putting money to work."
Fiser , which sells data-processing technology and services to the financial industry, said Thursday it would buy CheckFree, an online check and bill-paying company, for $4.4 billion.