Indices closed in the green zone Wednesday. Brands posted gains on news that the European Central Bank is divided on plans to restructure Greece’s debt.
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Brands rebounded from early losses to close slightly higher Tuesday. McDonald’s, American Express and Coca-Cola led the upswing. Stocks stepped up on news that Greece has reached a deal to secure a second bailout package.
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Indices ended in the red zone Monday. Stocks took a breather as Greek debt discussions continued.
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Indices closed well into the green zone Friday. Bank of America, Alcoa and Caterpillar led the Dow’s ascent. Brands climbed on favorable employment numbers for January.
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Indices closed out mixed on Thursday. The Dow shed some points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq added slight gains. IBM led the Dow’s descent.