The stock market is getting pulled in two different directions. On one hand, earnings have generally been a nice surprise, with Amazon.com adding to the positive momentum with a 14% jump after announcing strong results from digital sales stemming from its Kindle Fire release. But on the economic front, U.S. GDP came in weaker than expected, and a downgrade of Spanish debt served as a reminder that bond-market problems in Europe could be around for quite a while. At around 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
Among Dow Stocks, Procter & Gamble
Meanwhile, economically sensitive stocks were mixed. Alcoa
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