Greenspan and Earnings to Take Center Stage

Investors picked up beaten shares including IBM on Friday. Next week, the Fed Chairman is giving a key speech, earnings season picks up steam and more economic data is due

Stocks ended modestly higher Friday, as investors picked up some beaten-down stocks such as IBM (IBM ). The government said its probe of IBM, a Dow component, closed without action. But the buying mood was restrained by the latest report of violence in the Middle East, along with some uninspiring economic reports.

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