Stocks are almost unchanged following 3 straight days of triple-digit moves for the Dow.
Top-line results show some hope for treatment even though a research goal was missed.
Palo Alto is initiated with a 'buy' at Goldman, and Elan is upgraded to 'buy' at UBS.
Stocks slide after disappointing economic news from Japan and rumors of a new legal challenge in Germany over the ESM.
Japan reports weak growth, and Greece logs yet another quarter of contraction. Motorola Mobility will lay off 4,000 workers. Groupon posts earnings after the close.
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All hail the bull market, which ended the week with a big rally. But it also is starting to look a little like 1987, which suffered an epic blow-out.
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