If you've ever felt like getting back to work after a summer weekend was hard, you can sympathize with the stock market. Market pundits are tossing out a piece of trivia: Today marked the seventh consecutive Monday decline for the Dow Jones Industrials
But several Dow stocks overcame the down market and moved higher. Pfizer
Don't be blue
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