Market recap: Stocks posted slight gains, recovering from a morning stumble caused by a weak...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Stocks posted slight gains, recovering from a morning stumble caused by a weak Chicago PMI reading and Pfizer's disappointing quarter. Techs outperformed for a second day, providing support for the rebound, sparked by Apple's first debt offering which may be just the ticket to repair the stock's battered image. Gold inched higher, capping a 7.8% drop for the month, the metal's worst since Dec. 2011.