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The bulls came out blazing this week in RealMoney Barometer survey.

The bulls notched 71% of the vote, while the bears and neutral got about 19% apiece.

In the sectors, energy equipment and services was picked as most likely to rise. Homebuilding was picked as most likely to fall.

Other sectors that are expected to rise this week are precious metals and biotech. Others seen falling are automobiles and integrated oil.


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will pay $91 billion deal for Dutch bank

ABN Amro


, ending considerable speculation about the buyout.

ABN made a separate deal to sell its Chicago-based LaSalle unit to Bank of America for $21 billion. Bank of America said the net cost to it will be $16 billion.

Vaccine maker



, which recently said it was considering its options, will be taken over by


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in an arrangement worth more than $15 billion.

June crude oil futures on the Nymex were up $1.18 a barrel to $65.29 in recent trading.

On Monday, the major indices were trending lower recently. The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

was trading at 12,923, down 39 points. The

Nasdaq Composite

was at 2520, down 6 points, and the

S&P 500

was at 1480, down about 4 points.

Last week, the Dow rose 2.8%, propelled by Friday's 153-point gain. Friday marked the blue-chip index's third-straight record close and 15th advance in the past 16 trading days.

The S&P hit a 6 1/2-year high last week, gaining 2.2%.

The Nasdaq rose 1.4% last week to finish at 2526, its highest level since February 2001.

Below are the complete poll results.

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