Investors waited for a long time, but they finally got the bounce that they had expected. With positive comments from Chinese leaders that the emerging-market economy might finally start to see renewed growth rather than inflation-fighting tightening, the market got off to a positive start and never looked back. Even though worries about Europe still abound, the Dow Jones Industrials
A few Dow stocks posted especially noteworthy rises. Both Boeing
A new streak?
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