Even the stock market seems to take a vacation sometimes. All week long, stocks have moved in a very tight range, as nervous traders seem to be focused entirely on what Friday will bring, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks to central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Still, an upward revision in second-quarter GDP growth to an annual rate of 1.7% and a 2.4% rise in pending home sales in July both bolstered the view that the economy is improving, albeit slowly. Nevertheless, the Dow Jones Industrials
There were some pretty big movers within the Dow, though. Intel
Finally, Bank of America
Get moving again
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