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Optimism from Europe also seems to be helping the Dow rise today, as investors continue to be upbeat about rumors that central banks would be willing to step in to quell any further economic turmoil caused by Greece's Sunday elections.
Financials were also influential in helping pull the Dow up today, with American Express
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