It was a muted day in the markets, as all three major indices barely budged despite retail concerns and mixed economic data.
Although a common holiday complaint is not receiving an anticipated present, if Sears Holdings
There are concerns that Sears is foreshadowing a poor season for retailers. Shares of Whirlpool
In response to all of this news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Inside the Dow, the biggest decliners were the two Wall Street banks, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase
All told, today's light volume and limited market movement are not out of the ordinary this time of year, and investors shouldn't be surprised if the rest of the week remains similarly quiet.
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