The stock market was in a holiday mood, willing to look past the ongoing global macroeconomic concerns and focusing instead on some positive news. Better-than-expected U.S. auto sales boosted shares of Ford
Most Dow stocks were higher, but a few lagged behind. The biggest loser of the day was Home Depot
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