The teasing continues on Wall Street, as stocks continue to get mixed news that pushes the market up and down. Weak economic data showing a big drop in factory orders and continuing weakness in housing prices kept stocks in check, but the market was able to post a modest gain based on better-than-expected consumer confidence. Just before 11 a.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrials
Among Dow stocks, Intel
Meanwhile, Microsoft is part of a group of companies that has complained to antitrust officials in the European Union about Google and its Google+ social network. The move is just the latest in a series of small skirmishes between the two tech giants.
Finally, American Express
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