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 1.10 -0.03 -2.22 121,724 Trade
AAPL Apple Inc. 172.27 0.57 0.33 23,818,447 Trade
S Sprint Corporation 5.69 0.01 0.18 19,069,163 Trade
DIS Walt Disney Company (The) 107.61 0.18 0.17 10,368,257 Trade
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 52.89 -0.30 -0.56 17,705,487 Trade
GM General Motors Company 41.40 -0.13 -0.31 9,969,201 Trade
F Ford Motor Company 12.63 0.03 0.24 31,858,995 Trade
T AT&T Inc. 38.04 -0.06 -0.16 39,671,434 Trade

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