After a fast start out of the open, the stock markets were well off their highs with about an hour to go in trading. Despite positive news from China that overshadowed continuing concerns about Europe's financial woes and pushed the Dow Jones Industrials
Energy stocks in the Dow posted a reasonably strong performance, with Chevron
Johnson & Johnson
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