Phew. The market seemed to take a much-needed breather today after the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Investors seemed to be in wait-and-see mode today as they look for signs of life from the global economy, and in particular Europe. The continent remains in very serious trouble, keeping investors cautious as Greece's possible eurozone exit and Spain's potential need of a bailout continue to be the main areas of concern. China's economy also continues to show weakness, and data today showed the country's non-manufacturing industries grew at the slowest pace in more than a year.
Here's how three major U.S. indices fared on the day:
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||-17.11 [-0.14%]||12,101.46|
|S&P 500||0.14 [0.01%]||1,278.18|
Turning to individual stocks, JPMorgan Chase
Construction-equipment giant Caterpillar
It wasn't all bad for Dow stocks on the day, as Home Depot
Outside the Dow, Facebook
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