Why the Dow Regained Some of Yesterday's Losses

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After a terrible day yesterday in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) dropped 1.6%, the blue chip index managed to rebound slightly today, rising a quarter of a percentage point. Positive housing data was a big reason for the jump today, with the Case-Schiller index showing that property values in April dropped 1.9%, the smallest drop since November 2010. Here's how the three major indices fared today:

Index

Change This Week

Ending Value

Dow Jones Industrial Average32.01 [0.26%]12,534.67
Nasdaq17.89 [0.63%]2,854.06
S&P 5006.27 [0.48%]1,319.99

The two big energy companies on the Dow had a solid day, with Chevron (NYS: CVX) and ExxonMobil (NYS: XOM) rising 1.9 and 1.4%, respectively. Oil made a slight comeback today, while Exxon investors got some good news about refinery problems at two locations.

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