It's always nice to end the week on a positive note, and that's exactly what the stock market managed to do today. With a little late-day extra push coming from renewed speculation that the European Central Bank might start buying sovereign bonds to help reduce eurozone interest rates in troubled areas like Spain, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Unquestionably, the most obvious winner from today was Verizon
Finally, American Express
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