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Optimism was boosted by better than expected data out of China, but investors await the private sector jobs report.
As the S&P 500 moves to new highs, evidence builds that the real economy is stalling.
Stocks are lower though well off their worst levels, after dropping sharply at the open.
Cliffs Natural is both upgraded and downgraded, and General Mills is upgraded to 'buy.'
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The rising currency has returned as a headwind, courtesy of the knuckleheads in Europe.
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