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These Stocks Nudged the Dow Higher

Dan Caplinger
December 10, 2012

Today's market action proved that U.S. investors often take a fairly myopic view of the world. Investors woke up to losses in Europe as the resignation of Italy's prime minister stirred up new concerns about the ongoing financial crisis on the Continent. Yet by the time trading began in New York, the emphasis was again on the fiscal-cliff stalemate. The Dow Jones Industrials (INDEX: ^DJI  ) managed to post a 15-point gain to extend its winning streak to four sessions.

Among the Dow's biggest winners were three major technology companies: Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ