This morning's big surge in the stock market surprised a lot of folks. After all, the big news came yesterday, when the Federal Reserve decided to pull the trigger on QE3. For a while, it seemed like the bull-market party would carry right on through the weekend, but investors apparently got a sobering dose of reality during the afternoon, as the Dow Jones Industrials
Indeed, some Dow components just kept on pushing strongly higher. United Technologies
Stocks centering on industrial activity also posted nice gains. Caterpillar
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