The Dow jumps 175 points and is nearing its 2007 closing high as investors ignore the budget battles and focus on better economic reports. Health care is one of the top sectors this year.
LinkedIn is initiated with a 'buy,' and Nokia is upgraded to 'buy.'
This biotech behemoth's appeal is its combined value-and-growth stock characteristics.
Riverbed is downgraded at 2 firms, and Activision Blizzard is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Stocks are almost unchanged following 3 straight days of triple-digit moves for the Dow.
The month also features a big gathering of biotech CEOs in New York and a cancer research meeting in Florida.
Caterpillar, Yahoo and a few other companies report earnings.
Shares are dropping after the big biotech says it's scrapping an R&D program for ALS. But a new pill for multiple sclerosis continues to be the major catalyst for this stock.
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