Today's market action confused a lot of people, who looked at continuing fiscal tension in Spain and some troubling numbers on German investor confidence as good reasons for the market to go lower. Instead, though, stocks rallied, with most analysts pointing to the Federal Reserve's meeting this week as a potential source of good news for stimulus-hungry stock markets. Although some hesitation came in near the end of the day to take the market off its highs, the Dow Jones Industrials
Bank of America
In a more business-based move, Microsoft
Finally, in the industrial space, both Caterpillar
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