But the major indexes are still lower on the year. Leaders include Home Depot leads the Dow, Airgas on the S&P 500 and Baidu among Nasdaq-100.
Huge losses in the morning are trimmed in the afternoon. Jobless claims worsen. Concerns about Greece grow. Will Apple split its shares?
Maybe, and investors would do well to understand why he might be concerned.
The Dow slips as Microsoft boosts Nasdaq. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has a liver transplant. Financier Allen Stanford is indicted.
Financial and health care stocks lead the rally. Research In Motion results disappoint, but shares revive and may boost Friday's open.
While health and tech stocks are strong, worries about Obama's regulation proposals pull financial stocks lower.
The Federal Reserve would become the most powerful financial regulator.
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