News of Eastman Kodak finally giving up the ghost and filing for bankruptcy protection wasn't enough to dampen favorable earnings news and economic data. Jobless claims fell to their lowest level in almost four years, while inflation came in flat in December, with a modest 0.1% increase in core inflation. Also, in Europe, Spain and France were able to hold long-term bond auctions without incident. Just after 10:15 a.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrials
The big news from the Dow came from Bank of America
Falling in early trade was Pfizer
Also modestly lower was Home Depot
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