After last week's lousy run, early on today it looked like the stock market would put in an across-the-board jump, as strong retail sales figures for March pushed stocks higher right out of the gate. But a decline in homebuilder confidence combined with more concerns about Spanish bond yields and a big drop in shares of Apple pulled the broader market lower. At around 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
Following Apple's trend, Cisco
Riding the waves
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