Indication that Europe is improving could not offset the negative sentiment ahead of more earnings and economic data.
None of these supposedly dire recent worries have amounted to anything in this market, and those who took advantage of them and invested made a nice profit.
BlackBerry is downgraded to 'sell,' and Best Buy is initiated with an 'outperform.'
The blue chips jump 181 after reports on jobless claims and retail sales cheer investors. Friday brings reports on consumer confidence and options expirations.
US stocks are poised to open higher Monday following a solid rebound in Japan's benchmark index and despite weak Chinese data.
The bull market has legs: The economy is showing resilience, valuations are still attractive, and the US looks like a haven to global investors.
The Dow briefly tops 15,000, and the broader S&P 500 tops 1,600 for the first time after the government reports 165,000 jobs created in April, more than expected. The unemployment rate drops to 7.5%.
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