Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, sending the S&P 500 to its best finish so far this year.
Thursday's market activity was headlined by bad news, but rose despite a jump in jobless claims, a dip in retail sales and a new report showing a 7% increase in foreclosures.
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After the S&P 500 hit its 2009 high last Friday, the major averages dropped marginally to start the week but the market remains close to its year-to-date high.
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Stocks recovered from a lower start on Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months. Getting the market off to a jittery start after the three-day weekend, the decline in Case-Shiller housing prices showed no signs of letting up. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...
Intel: are PC sales really bottoming? After the close intel reported earnings that beat expectations, and while they gave cautious revenue guidance trading desks are focused on Otellini's comment that PC sales had bottomed out in the first quarter.
The Dow rallied late day Wednesday as upbeat housing and durable goods data fueled hopes that the low point in the current economic downturn may have passed.
The Dow slid lower on Tuesday as investors paused to reassess the likely success of the government's latest plans to clean up bank balance sheets and revive the financial system,
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