At first glance, you'd think that today's news would have set the stage for a stock market rally. Homebuilders are more confident about the housing market than they've been in five years, and a flat reading on the U.S. Consumer Price Index has dampened any fears of imminent inflation. But a pessimistic regional outlook from the New York Fed kept stocks in check, and just before 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
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