Market recap: Stocks took a breather following yesterday's rally, failing to add to gains after...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Stocks took a breather following yesterday's rally, failing to add to gains after Merkel reaffirmed opposition to an expanded ECB role in solving Europe's debt crisis. JPMorgan and other banks were hit by a Massachusetts lawsuit against five big mortgage lenders. Automakers posted strong sales, and retail stores posted mixed results. NYSE decliners led gainers three to two.