Investors returned from the long weekend in a brighter mood today. Shaking off much of the uncertainty that dogged investors over the past several weeks, broad U.S. markets ended the day abruptly higher after posting a weak start this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
The market dislikes Facebook
In what's morphed from the "biggest investing storyline of the year" to the most overly scrutinized investing narrative of 2012, Facebook
Perhaps unsurprisingly, prices of companies closely aligned with Facebook also took a drubbing as well today. Its closest proxy, shares of social-game maker Zynga
A model for failure
In after-hours news, shares of Research In Motion
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