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Reports that Spain would ask for a bailout for its banks kept up the economic-stimulus theme from earlier in the week and helped boost stocks today. Spain was expected to make the request over the weekend, with the announcement coming as soon as Saturday afternoon. President Obama also reassured investors on the European debt crisis, saying "there are solutions."
Only four Dow stocks were in the red today, with McDonald's
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