Stocks are mixed, with the Nasdaq supported in positive territory for the second day in a row by a post-earnings advance from one of its most high-profile members.
Lennar is downgraded to 'neutral,' and VMware is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Netflix, PulteGroup and Zynga report earnings. Tesla sells off on Goldman report. Bally Technologies buys a big competitor to gain traction in Asia.
Industry sentiment has been improving since 2011, but may not reflect economic realities.
The bank, a bellwether for the mortgage and housing sectors, remains relatively upbeat despite the looming threat of rising rates.
Stocks soar after the Federal Reserve chairman says the economy still needs help, and the Fed expects to keep rates low.
Stocks rise for a fourth straight day in a rally that seems to have strength. The Street is making a bet the Fed won't raise rates too fast.
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