Finally, the stock market gave investors a little bit of good news. After four straight days of disappointing declines that lopped another 480 points off the average, the Dow Jones Industrials
Among stocks in the news, Hewlett-Packard
But 13 of the Dow's 30 stocks fell. Despite a generally positive day for energy stocks overall, both ExxonMobil
Looking forward to tomorrow, stocks in London will have their first chance to trade this week after a two-day holiday. Given the U.K.'s proximity to continental Europe but its clearly independent fiscal policy and currency, how its stocks react to ongoing events on the continent could give investors valuable clues as to whether attempts to rein in the crisis are building confidence there.
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