Stocks edged down on Monday on uncertainty about austerity measures in Greece aimed at helping that country avoid a default on their debt. On Tuesday, a potential resolution to those austerity measure issues sent the Dow to its highest point since May 2008. The market was listless on Wednesday with little change, as investors ponder whether the recent rally in stock prices over the last several weeks will continue or not. On Thursday, progress in Greek austerity measures and a positive US initial unemployment claims failed to boost the major indexes beyond a very modest gain for the day. The Dow finished the week on Friday with its worst loss of 2012, an 89-point drop stoked by renewed concern over Greek debt.

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