A lot of people have trouble getting back to work after a long holiday weekend, but the stock market certainly isn't showing any signs of a holiday hangover. Despite all sorts of concerning news, including a slip in consumer confidence, increasingly difficult conditions in Spain, and readings that home prices were unchanged in the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrials
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