Stocks rally as Ford beats expectations and Fed reveals stress test details

A not-as-bad-as-expected first quarter by Ford (F) pushed markets higher early today. Then, after regulators released a document purportedly containing more information about the stress tests they've been subjecting banks' balance sheets to, the selling began. But before long, investors apparently decided that no news is indeed good news, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 119 points, or 1.5 percent, to close at 8,076.

For more information about JPMorgan Chase (JPM), General Motors (GM), American Express (AXP) and other stocks making news today, be sure to check out BloggingStocks' market wrap-up.
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