Closing Bell 09.21.07

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This week had investors adjusting to Tuesday's Fed announcement and seeing increases in stocks, currencies and commodities. Texas Instruments finishing up the week as they launched a $5 billion stock-buyback plan and increased their cash dividend 25 percent, launching its shares up 3.2%
The euro hit a new record high above $1.41. The dollar was at 115.40 yen down from 114.42 yen late yesterday. The euro was at $1.4080 from $1.4066 late Thursday.
Most active stocks on the Nasdaq. ORCL, MSFT, QQQQ and JAVA.
The DJIA up 52.68 or 0.38% closing at 13819.38. The S&P 500 added 6.94 1525.69 up 0.46%, and the Nasdaq up 16.93 to 2671.22.
On the NYSE today, 2,089 stocks in the green and 1,186 in the red, with total number of 1.41 billion shares traded.
Finally, we leave you with this sage like pearl of wisdom from Jack Caffrey, U.S. stock strategist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank who told the WSJ, "Good earnings news will make people happier."
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