After the big swings we've seen in the stock market over the past several days, investors took a short break at today's start before bidding shares slightly higher. Despite ongoing speculation that Greece may have to readopt its own currency and leave the eurozone, the market seemed to respond favorably to news that durable goods orders in the U.S. rose last month, as well as reports of another small drop in weekly jobless claims figures. All told, the Dow Jones Industrials
The big mover in the Dow was Hewlett-Packard
Finally, energy stocks ExxonMobil
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