Stocks Flat in Bull/Bear Standoff

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2009 8:49 AM CDT
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, April 30, 2009.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – Stocks ran in place this morning, as bulls and bears debated whether the market could keep the good times flowing. The Dow rose 20 points while the S&P and Nasdaq barely budged. Markets plunged yesterday as banks issued new stock offerings. Ford announced another such offer today, and saw its stock drop 4% premarket, though analysts were generally in favor of the move.