Just when you thought that earnings season would continue to dominate the stock market news, the crisis in Europe chose to rear its ugly head. As protesters took to the streets, the euro fell to its lowest levels in nearly two years as investors fear a long recession on the Continent. Yet while European markets fell sharply, the damage to the Dow Jones Industrials
But earnings continue to move the U.S. market. Microsoft
Meanwhile, General Electric
Finally, financial stocks took it on the chin, with Bank of America
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