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Good morning no stocks rose on Thursday and even a modest 33 point gain helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average snap out of its worst slump in three decades.
The market got a boost from late day comments from Italy's prime minister that he expects Greece will remain in the Euro zone.
That allayed investor concern over economic and -- instability should Greece leave the economic bloc.
Some US economic news helped as well weekly jobless claims improved slightly from the prior week and durable goods orders in April were better than economists expected.
A fairly light schedule today ahead of the long holiday weekend though investors will get a reading of consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan.
And as many Americans get ready to hit the road this Memorial Day there are getting one benefit from the slump in global assets.
A sliding crude oil prices has eased pressure at the -- In fact gasoline prices have fallen every day since may sixteenth.
The national average at three dollars 67 cents a gallon for regular unleaded that's down seventeen cents from a month ago according to triple -- Now prices peaked in late April -- about three dollars 94 cents a gallon in many analysts have predicted four dollars or even five dollar a gallon gasoline by summer's end.
US banks got a positive fiscal check up for the first quarter today have the most cash in their coffers and nearly five years and the number of troubled lenders fell for a fourth straight quarter.
The banking industry earned 35 point three billion dollars in the first three months of the year.
At some two thirds of banks reported improved earnings but the FDIC report said bank loans to consumers.
Fell in most categories.
Well that's business for more the day's top stories log on to foxbusiness.com.
In New York I'm Robert --
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