Stocks faded Thursday after rallying for two days when investors caught drift of bank officials at the Federal Reserve disagreeing over continued economic stimulus. Mixed holiday sales didn't help stocks either.
Dow drops less than 8 points despite Bernanke warming of 'fiscal cliff' dangers and HP disclosure that it will have to take an $8.8 billion charge for accounting 'improprieties' at a company it acquired last year.
Spam turns 75 years old this July, and it's celebrating with a new mascot and a party at its chief US manufacturing plant. Once a staple of soldiers' diets, Spam's reluctant legacy may be as the clown of the food world.