U.S. stock markets swung back and forth throughout today's trading session, eventually settling slightly higher by day's end. For the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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Investors' nerves apparently also eased today, as volatility sank precipitously during the day's session. The market's so-called "fear gauge," or the VIX
Around the markets
Individual stocks provided more to talk about throughout the day. PC powerhouse Hewlett-Packard
Looking elsewhere, shares of data-storage firm NetApp
Putting it all together
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