The Dow is up 114 as traders buy on hopes interest rates won't rise quickly. Gold is off for a 4th straight day and may have more to drop.
As Disney streams ABC broadcasts to mobile viewers and a senator pushes for cable unbundling, the business soon won't be the same.
J.C. Penney is downgraded to 'sell,' and Red Robin is upgraded to 'buy.'
SunPower is initiated with an 'outperform,' and Deutsche Bank is downgraded to 'sell.'
Markets are set for a steady open following remarks from the ECB president.
Stocks are mixed, with the Dow supported by the post-earnings performance of Home Depot.
With 4 days left until the fiscal cliff, negotiations resume.
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