Things looked ugly for a long time today, as fears about Europe's ongoing sovereign-debt woes weighed on markets around the world. But comments later in the day from Italy's prime minister and the newly elected president of France helped reassure investors that European nations would do all they could to try to reignite growth in the region. The pep rally worked, and after being down almost 200 points earlier in the session and having had all 30 of its components in the red, the Dow Jones Industrials
Some of the Dow's stocks actually managed to post decent gains today. Bank of America
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