After spending a week or so obsessing over what the Federal Reserve would do to try to help the economy recover more quickly, investors have returned their attention to Europe. Today, though, the news was good: the Spanish government did a better job of trying to rein in spending in an austerity budget than most people had expected. Signs that Europe may actually have the political will to make tough, unpopular cuts gave investors hope that the eurozone may survive the financial crisis there, and that hope helped push the Dow Jones Industrials
But, even with the market bouncing back, some Dow stocks got left behind. AT&T
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