Equities Roundup: Google, Retail Stocks Continue to Counter Bearish Sentiments

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Major U.S. Stock Indices

DJIA: 11,574.93 (+0.84 percent)
S&P 500: 1,215.78 (+1.01 percent)
NASDAQ: 2,643.55 (+0.89 percent)
Russell 2000: 702.27 (+0.49 percent)

In other news:

  • Consumers may be spending more, but they sure aren't happy about. The U.S. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index fell to the lowest levels since the 1980s. [BusinessWeek]
  • Have investors finally grown tired of the knee-jerk reactions to every announcement regarding the European debt crisis? [CNBC]
  • S&P cut Spain's credit rating from AA to AA- as high unemployment and high debt mixed with the slowdown of Europe's more troubled economies has increased risk. [Reuters]
  • Troubled states like California and Rhode Island are taking steps to instill confidence in municipal bond investors. [Marketwatch]
  • From novelty smartphone app to international media empire: Can Angry Birds really become as big as Disney's (DIS) Mickey Mouse or Nintendo's (NTDOY) Mario? [Fortune]

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
MCEP Mid-Con Energy Partners LP 2.57 -0.04 -1.53 117,586
AAPL Apple Inc. 109.90 0.41 0.37 26,527,997
S Sprint Corporation 7.98 0.04 0.50 8,775,180
DIS Walt Disney Company (The) 98.50 -0.44 -0.44 7,737,193
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 49.81 -0.06 -0.12 10,650,716
GM General Motors Company 35.41 -1.02 -2.80 22,753,352
F Ford Motor Company 12.24 -0.19 -1.53 38,689,842
T AT&T Inc. 38.61 -0.27 -0.69 16,102,161

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