NEW YORK (
) -- "Stock market" is a trending topic on
this morning as stocks opened strong on a renewed sense of confidence in the banking sector after international regulators agreed to raise capital standards for banks two years after the
collapse. Positive data concerning the Chinese economy has also eased investor's concerns.
Futures for the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
was rising by 75 points, to 10,538. The
futures was higher by 10 points to 1119 while
was up 22 points to 2264.
Stocks gained on Friday for the third consecutive session after positive economic reports restored investor confidence. The Dow was up 4.4% in the first seven trading sessions in September, but volumes continue to be light as investors stay cautious and await further confirmation on the economic recovery.
"Antivirus software" is a hot search topic following reports that several harmful viruses were circulating on the Internet last week. The email virus that spammed inboxes around the world is referred to as the "here you have" virus. Reports say the worm can possibly be traced back to a cyber jihad organization called "Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad".
Companies and organizations affected by the spam, which filled employees inboxes with hundreds of emails with the subject "here you have," include
Procter & Gamble
American International Group
Cautious consumers equip their computers with antivirus software systems, such as Norton Antivirus from
Norton claims it has an
that will protect computers from worms like the one that spread last week.
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--Written by Theresa McCabe in Boston.
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