Government data released today show job openings are at record lows.
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.
Applications hit their lowest level since November, but a rise in mortgage rates is easing.
The Federal Reserve would become the most powerful financial regulator.
But skepticism about consumers pushes retail stocks lower. Macy's drops nearly 5%.
But his stock prices shoots higher because analysts are starting to think the company may thrive again.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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