As hard as you work in your career, it’s always good when your money works as hard as you do. Unfortunately, the overall market didn’t deliver for investors today, as an early positive response to encouraging news about U.S. employment faded out toward the end of the day. Broader market measures finished down slightly on the day, but even though the Dow Jones Industrials
Several stocks helped keep the Dow in the green, even when the broader market eased lower. Home Depot
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