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These Winners Made the Dow Soar Today

Dan Caplinger
October 15, 2012

After a week of disappointment, the stock market finally decided to see the glass as half full today. With confirmation of a big deal in the telecom industry as well as decent earnings results and some encouraging news on the retail sales front, investors were able to overcome a slow start to put in a good gain on the day. By the close, the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEX: ^DJI  ) finished up 95 points.

Looking at individual Dow components, you could find pockets of strength in several places. Financials clearly had a good day after Citigroup annou