Updated from 3:25 p.m. EST
Been a Long Time(At 6:03 p.m. EST) The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Wednesday. Just savor that for a moment. Seems like all we ever get these days is down or down a great deal, but for one session at least, the industrials proved they don't go in only one direction. The index advanced 149.82 points, or 2.2%, to 6875.84 and ended a streak of five consecutive losses. While it wasn't perfect, it was good enough. I don't want to dwell too much on the negatives, so I'll get them out of the way now and with only what's necessary. The Dow finished well below its session high at 6979.22, including losing 101 points in the final half hour of trading. A mere five stocks fell, but sadly they were all of the financial variety -- American Express ( AXP), Citigroup ( C), Bank of America ( BAC), JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) and yes, General Electric ( GE).