After a three-day slumber last weekend, the Dow Jones Industrials Average
To kick things off, GE
Other Dow companies like Home Depot
American Express also finished down about 2% as the company missed revenue expectations during its late Thursday earnings call. The financial services company said its loan-loss provisions rose from the prior year. On the other hand, Bank of America
On the whole, the Dow edged upward 0.76%, unfazed by some of the lukewarm earnings announcements. As investors, it's important to stay tuned to your company's earnings calls, but understand that the market's movements are sometimes hard to interpret.
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