The price-weighted blue-chip index could climb there with the help of just a few components.
IBM, Caterpillar and 3M contribute the most to the Dow's 118% gain since the March 2009 market bottom. Only one Dow stock is lower since then: Hewlett-Packard.
The company hasn't been succeeding under the CEO who succeeded Steve Jobs.
The stock buybacks couldn't help stabilize that brutal close Monday. Now it feels as if we are back to the same old grind.
Nothing refreshes like a look at the charts.
The software company's planned IPO of one of its units and speculation about new suitors attract new investors.
But the two companies face many of the same challenges, and HP's missteps have left it with some all of its own.
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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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