Again, the stock market is playing tricks on investors who aren't paying attention every minute of the trading day. Mixed housing data that showed a rise in housing starts but a drop in building permits didn't provide any clear direction, and after opening lower, stocks bounced back. Still, the real action may not come until this afternoon, when the Fed releases its Beige Book survey, discussing conditions for businesses throughout 12 U.S. regions. At around 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
The Dow got more earnings news, with Intel
Bank of America
Finally, American Express
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