Bank of America surged to the top of the heap as today's standout performer in the Dow Jones
On the losers' side, Boeing and United Technologies suffered amid a press conference that outlined future defense spending and Chevron sank along with energy peers after Tesoro warned of dismal earnings.
Here's a snapshot of the Dow along with its top and bottom performers.
Source: Yahoo! Finance.
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