Most people look forward to the weekend. But the stock market seemed to get more and more scared near the close of trading today, perhaps as investors wait to see what might come out of Europe. The weekend has tended to be a popular time for European governments and policy makers to consider big moves and, with speculation that Spain could be preparing severe fiscal measures as part of a request for eurozone bailout money, investors seemed to want to protect their gains from earlier in the month. By the close, the Dow Jones Industrials
But a few of the Dow's component stocks managed to break the trend and stay higher. McDonald's
Finally, General Electric
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