Stocks gave up most of their gains to end slightly higher Friday, extending a two-week rally that has slowed as the month wore on.
The Dow Jones industrial tacked on 13 points, but the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index edged up less than a point. Both indexes traded close to the breakeven level all day.
The market started out on an up note following surprisingly strong profit news late Thursday from technology leaders Oracle Corp. and Research in Motion Ltd., which makes BlackBerrys.
We had a real nice day in the markets today. Crucell NV (CRXL) was up a nifty 55% on news that Johnson & Johnson agree to buy them. We knew this was a very strong play, and putting ourselves in the right position often times pays off.
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