By 12:11 pm, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 64.79 points, or 0.58%, to 11,197.35, while the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index had gained 5.99 points, or 0.51%. The NASDAQ composite index rose 16.95 points, or 0.68%.
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Stocks posted moderate gains, but after flirting with a two-year high, the Dow was unable to get over the hump, as stocks lost steam late in the day. With both the Dow and Dow Transports closing in on two-year highs, it could be a nice bullish signal if both indices are able to break out. [...]
Joy Global (JOYG) spiked by 5% on Wednesday after beating third-quarter EPS expectations and guiding higher for the full-year 2010. For the quarter, the company earned $118.5 million, or $1.13 per share, compared to $124.3...(read more