Stocks rise amidst a wealth of economic data and big-name earnings reports.
Google and Microsoft shares rise on decent results. IBM and Qualcomm lead the market higher. Walgreen jumps; Morgan Stanley sags. Weak home resales and jobless claims disappoint. Oil jumps to its highest level since May.
Chartists, analysts and the public missed the boat on some key earnings. How else can we explain these market moves?
The investment bank swings to a profit, and the Internet search giant is due to report after the closing bell.
For the rest of 2012, purely American companies are better positioned to deliver than multinationals.
Allegiant Travel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Dendreon is downgraded to 'underperform.'
One of the stronger long-term stocks has sharply lowered its guidance, which means we could see a rash of it over the next few weeks.
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