The Dow Jones Industrial Average
Pending-home sales came in way ahead of expectations, indicating that the housing market may be finally showing signs of life. Sales jumped 4.1%, while only a 0.5% increase was expected. An improving labor market and low mortgage probably helped push sales, and the good news drove all but six Dow stocks higher for the day.
On the other side of the ledger, Exxon Mobil
Finally, a strong after-hours earnings beat by Amazon.com
Keep it going
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