Updated from 7:04 a.m. EST
Stocks reversed from a downswing on Thursday, due in large part to better-than-expected reports from retailers such as
"We are pleased that we exceeded our expectations for comp store sales in January," said Wal-Mart Vice Chairman Eduardo Castro-Wright. "Our sales results were driven by a continuation of gains in customer traffic."
Meanwhile, Macy's, which this week said it would slash 7,000 jobs, raised its fourth-quarter and full-year forecasts after reporting its sales yesterday.
But it's all about the employment numbers today and the bailout plan coming on Monday. Will it help?
With this in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the stocks people have been searching for on
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In afternoon trading, shares of Morgan Stanley were recently trading at $22.89 (up 13.2% for the week; up 42.77% year-to-date) and shares of Goldman Sachs were recently trading at $95.00 (up 17.54% for the week; up 12.44% year-to-date).
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