Will Inflation Affect the Dow?

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Markets have been mixed all week on little volatility. However, the past two days have given us two signifcant economic indicators: retail sales and the consumer price index. The retail numbers alone couldn't boost stocks, but today's inflation data could give the Fed leeway to take a more aggressive monetary policy stance. Watch the video below to find out why, and get the scoop on the stocks making headlines in today's trading.

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