Until today, the stock market had largely focused this week on earnings reports. With a mixed bag of results from a variety of companies, stocks had put in a pretty strong performance. But today, all that changed, as problems in Europe reminded investors that the global economic situation isn't nearly as stable as many would like. As a result, the Dow Jones Industrials
Only three stocks managed to buck the downtrend today. The biggest gainer was Wal-Mart
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