Sometimes, things work out better than you expect. Before the market opened, it looked like stocks would head lower on continuing concerns about economic growth both in the U.S. and around the world. But with data on productivity indicating that inflation continues to be of minimal concern and that workers are continuing to make more from less, stocks got out of the doldrums and moved higher. Just after 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
Topping the Dow's gainers was Disney
On the other side of the coin was American Express
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