Earnings season can be such a tumultuous ride for investors. While we focus on long-term growth prospects and fundamentals at The Motley Fool, it's impossible not to get caught up in the moment when so much news is hitting the airwaves.
Today we learned that Microsoft, a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Another Dow components that saw some movement today was heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar
Caterpillar's stock-price run-up in 2012 has been impressive, but Bank of America's
Finally, Procter & Gamble
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