Stocks are higher amid optimism that Spain may be moving closer to requesting more aid.
Apple begins selling its latest smartphone worldwide. Spain and the European Commission are reportedly discussing reforms that would lead to a bailout. McDonald's and several other companies increase their dividends.
Some stocks in the sector have seen massive gains this year, causing shorts to back off.
Viacom is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Marvell is downgraded to 'sector perform.'
An analyst says the weight-loss drug Qsymia can't live up to investors' expectations.
UBS initiates Dell with a 'neutral' and Hewlett-Packard with a 'sell.'
A website promoting an FDA-approved drug caused excitement in the stock. But there's no official clearance and the company said the site went live by mistake.
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