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Hope in Washington Brings Stocks Back From Early Losses

Travis Hoium
November 16, 2012

It's another up and down day for stocks, but that's become status quo for markets lately. The big development on the fiscal cliff today was "constructive" talks between the White house and Congressional leaders this morning, which gave investors a little hope that we may get some sort of reasonable solution. Markets perked up from early losses, and near the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI  ) is up 0.12% and the S&P 500 (INDEX: ^GSPC  ) has gained 0.20%.

In more pressing matters than the fiscal cliff: Today we had the end of the Twinkie as we know it, and so far, it has yet to cause a market panic. There are unconfirmed reports that interns everywhere have been sent on a mission to stock-p