After a day of plunging markets, it's always nice to see at least a bit of a bounce. That's what the stock market gave investors early today, as they largely ignored ratings downgrades on bank stocks from Moody's. Some pointed to the European Central Bank's decision to make it easier for banks to use lower-quality collateral to get financing. In addition, some investors were glad to see that Facebook
Among Dow stocks, the banks that were the target of Moody's downgrades avoided big losses. Bank of America
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