Hope springs eternal on Wall Street, and today's stock market move reflects enthusiasm that perhaps the future isn't as dark as many have feared lately. Good news within the U.S. on durable goods orders and pending home sales took attention away from Europe, where few people expect to see any innovative solution to the long-standing financial crisis. But if the U.S. economy can remain resilient even in the face of European weakness, that bodes well for stocks domestically. That's a big part of why the Dow Jones Industrials
It's therefore somewhat surprising to see Home Depot
Finally, General Electric
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