This diverse conglomerate is an all-around play on a recovering US economy.
The leading global diversified industrial giant is on a comeback trail.
This is undeniable after last week's conference calls. So many businesses and their CEOs noted that Europe has stabilized and is improving.
Several corporate earnings are on tap, including Dow component McDonald's, and could shape trading.
Technology is showing some strains. Netflix and Apple earnings will be very important in the week ahead. It remains to be seen whether rising oil and gas prices will hurt consumer spending.
Key segments like aerospace and water infrastructure are performing well for the industrial conglomerate.
Stocks are lower, with the Nasdaq the worst performer of the major averages.
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