The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discusses topics across the investing world.
Broad U.S. markets endured a bumpy ride this week. A select few storylines, most notably the ongoing European debt crisis, spooked investors earlier in the week. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and several of its best-known components, enjoyed their fair share of news as well. But with all the lingering uncertainty, what should investors make of this past week? And more importantly, how should investors look to the week ahead? To answer this and to break down this week's major new stories, our technology editor sat down to talk the specifics of the Dow.
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