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Indices closed out well into green territory on Monday. Caterpillar, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase led the Dow’s ascent.
Friday’s session closed out in the red zone. Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase led the downswing. Stocks traded lower amid lingering eurozone concerns.
Indices closed at session peak levels Thursday. Bank of America, Alcoa and JPMorgan Chase stood out among advancers on the Dow. Brands posted gains amid optimism that a recapitalization plan for Europe’s banks could be in the works.
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Indices ended in the green zone Wednesday. Technology shares such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel led the Dow’s ascent, alongside gains from the likes of Walt Disney, Chevron and Alcoa. Stocks climbed amid a variety of economics news.
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Tuesday’s session ended with gains. Stocks rallied back from session lows in afternoon action. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America led the turnaround.
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Stocks took a breather Monday. Alcoa, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America led the Dow’s downswing. Trading ended near session lows amid news that Greece said it likely won’t meet its deficit-reduction target for 2011.