Stocks rally despite disappointing reports on jobs and the economy. The first quarter ends with solid gains for equities. Markets will be closed for the Good Friday holiday.
A late-day surge pushes stocks solidly higher, but the S&P 500 again stalls before its all-time high of 1,615. Health care and energy shares lead the rally.
Confusion about whether the fix for Cyprus' banking problems will be used elsewhere hits stocks. Selling prompts the dollar to move higher against the euro.
Maybe. The S&P 500 has been unable to push through to new highs. There are worries again about Europe, and Oracle's earnings weighed on investors.
These companies are showing positive signs of value recently and are expected to continue to grow.
The big 2013 rally continues. The Dow's winning streak is its longest since November 1996. The S&P 500 finishes 2 points below its 2007 closing high.
The rally's shunning these related companies, and that's fine -- we don't need a repeat of 2007-2008.
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