The market's trend of turning in real snoozers this summer -- and now fall, too -- continued today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Elsewhere, Facebook gained 4.5% after Mark Zuckerberg said he would hold his shares for at least another year. Facebook will be freeing up millions of shares from a post-IPO lockup period in the next few months, and this could give investors a little confidence that at least someone won't be bailing at the first chance. This doesn't change Facebook's fundamental problems, but it may calm down investors for the time being.
The big loser of the market today was Nokia
The market has practically been asleep for months, but that's likely to change soon. Tomorrow, the president of the European Central Bank will give a press conference about Europe's never-ending debt problems; on Friday, U.S. employment numbers come out; and next Wednesday, European bank regulations will be proposed. It will be a busy few months leading up to the election and the fiscal cliff.
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