The stock market posted gains today on good news from Goldman Sachs and relief that the International Monetary Fund appears poised to throw more funding toward the European sovereign debt crisis. Unlike yesterday, the markets have kept advancing into the afternoon. Just before 2:15 p.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrials
Banks in particular have performed well today. But even beyond the banking sector, most stocks in the Dow also rose. Home Depot
Also up strongly was Cisco
On the other hand, Chevron
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