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?
Investors are bracing for income and spending data that are expected to show slight gains.
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After enjoying a smooth rise in stock prices since May, investors are about to be hit with another bout of volatility.
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