In this Investor Beat, regulators give a thumbs-up to CEOs using Facebook and Twitter. Also: Zynga rises, Tesla falls and two other stocks to watch.
Companies that miss earnings estimates often get a hiding from investors.
Stocks are mixed as positive durable goods data offsets disappointing pending home sales news.
Sony is upgraded to 'buy,' and JoS. A. Bank is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Stocks recover from morning lows, sparked by House Speaker John Boehner's optimism that a deal can be reached with the White House.
Discussions over next tranche of aid among Troika members are ongoing.
Stocks remain virtually unchanged despite data indicating US economic growth was slightly better in the second quarter than initially estimated.
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