The markets remain mixed as the big indexes essentially flip-flopped from their Monday close. Retail sales came in better than anticipated, but despite totally reversing course, up 0.8% versus June's 0.7% decline, it still couldn't get investors excited. Of course, talk that Greece is looking for a two-year austerity extension threw a wet blanket on any enthusiasm. Tomorrow's inflation data could move the markets, but August tends to be a slow month, so all but the largest headlines may fail to find traction.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
On the Dow, we saw a large 3.6% gain from Home Depot
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