Today was another up and down day for the stock market, and this time, the pessimists won out. With some troubling economic data on U.S. retail sales and producer prices, the threat of another dip down into recession is still on the table. Europe also remains a factor, with investors desperately hoping for some resolution from the scheduled elections in Greece this weekend. In all likelihood, though, it'll take a lot longer than a few days to figure out the future of the global economy, and so it's no surprise that the Dow Jones Industrials
In some recent losing sessions, it's been hard to find any Dow stocks that bucked the trend. But today, several winners emerged from the fray. Leading the gainers was Johnson & Johnson
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