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.
Financial stocks have led the market all year, and Wall Street likes second-quarter earnings enough that the momentum could continue.
As dozens of earnings reports roll in, fund manager Doll expects second quarter to be much like the first.
American Express, IBM and United Health are also reporting mid-week.
Stocks soar after the Federal Reserve chairman says the economy still needs help, and the Fed expects to keep rates low.
MSN Money's Charley Blaine explains what's behind the big drop-off in performance and where investors should look next.
Stocks rise for a fourth straight day in a rally that seems to have strength. The Street is making a bet the Fed won't raise rates too fast.
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