Investors may have started the day looking anxiously at what the Federal Open Market Committee minutes would say about the Federal Reserve's thinking process regarding the economy and interest rates. But in the end, it proved to be much ado about nothing, as the minutes gave no clear direction about whether the Fed might take further action to boost the economy's prospects. After initially falling after the minutes were released, the Dow Jones Industrials
But even though the majority of Dow stocks fell, there were a few beacons of hope among the average's 30 components. Hewlett-Packard
Bank of America
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