Like too many Russian leaders, Vladimir Putin's long shadow makes it hard to see the real owners of Russia -- its people.
The Dow gained 104 points to close at 11913. The Nasdaq turned positive for the year, gaining 61 points to end at 2699.
The Dow closed about 88 points down, the S&P 500 lost about 7 points, and the Nasdaq fell about 16 points
Velcro will no longer be used to fasten Army uniform cargo pockets come August. The company will need other innovations to fuel its comeback.
Some consumer-products companies are starting to pass on higher energy costs to consumers.