Market recap: Stocks closed near the flat line, giving back earlier gains helped by financial...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Stocks closed near the flat line, giving back earlier gains helped by financial firms relieved to have dodged a bullet in the new financial reforms. Mixed reports on GDP growth and consumer sentiment added to the muddled picture. Commodities, especially energy, surged on dollar weakness. NYSE advancing issues beat decliners two to one.