Monday kicked off the week on a down note with a 140 point drop in the Dow as Standard and Poor’s cut its view of US debt from stable to negative. The market gained back about half of its losses on Tuesday on news that Dow heavyweight Johnson & Johnson issued a better-than-expected earnings report. On Wednesday, additional good earnings reports from companies such as Intel, Citigroup, and Apple sent stocks soaring into positive territory for the week, as investors seemed to have forgotten the recent downgrade in US debt. Stocks finished the week on Thursday with another gain at its highest close since June 2008 as more good earnings reports outweighed some mediocre business index and jobless claims news. The stock market was closed on Friday in observance of Good Friday.
It was a positive week all-around for the major indexes.
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