Thanks to strong iPhone sales, earnings top estimates but are down nearly 20% from a year ago. The company promises new products in the fall and 2014.
The recent string of consistent gains is a rare event not seen in nearly 20 years.
Shares slump after hours, after the company adds fewer domestic subscribers than expected.
The bank's chief global strategist, Peter Oppenheimer, expects the US economy to be growing at an annualized rate of 3.8% by next July.
Technology is showing some strains. Netflix and Apple earnings will be very important in the week ahead. It remains to be seen whether rising oil and gas prices will hurt consumer spending.
Dow 16,000 is in sight as global activity increases.
A decent report on jobless claims and gains for IBM and financial stocks fuel the rally. Big tech stocks pull back. Microsoft and Google earnings disappoint.
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