Stock Market Today: July 28, 2014
The major stock indexes today ended up not far from where they started, but there were a number of ups and downs along the way. Stocks started out Monday with lingering weakness following disappointing earnings reports from a couple of major companies late last week. The bulls were not about to be cowed into submission, though, after being emboldened by a proposed merger between a pair of discount retail chains. It took a while for the boost in sentiment to kick in, but stocks by early afternoon began to head higher.