The Dow Jones Industrial Average
Here's how all three major U.S. indices fared on the day:
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||103.16 [0.81%]||12,908.70|
|S&P 500||9.11 [0.67%]||1,372.78|
Despite the Dow's solid gain today, there was one Dow stock in particular that finished well in the red. It turns out earnings weren't so kind to Bank of America
On the other side of the coin, chipmaker Intel
Outside the Dow, Honeywell
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