The stock market finally broke out of its wishy-washy streak today, with a solid advance that put major market measures within sight of multi-year highs. With a few pro mising comments coming out of Europe, and mixed economic news on the housing front, investors chose to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative today, sending the Dow Jones Industrials
But a few Dow stocks missed out on the good times. The worst performer was Wal-Mart
Finally, Johnson & Johnson
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