The rally shows its strength by shrugging off weakness in Japan and worries about next week's Fed meeting. Exxon, Chevron and Whole Foods report results.
Stocks are lower after beginning the session down and moving mostly sideways during the morning hours.
Family Dollar is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
With the stock's pending inclusion in the NASDAQ 100, expect many exchange traded funds to add it to their holdings.
Stocks are lower as US economic growth is estimated to have picked up in the first quarter of the year, but not as much as expected.
Economists expect the economy rebounded in 1Q compared to the previous quarter and grew at a 3.1% rate.
Investors are digesting a slew of earnings as they await jobless claims data.
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