The Dow rose 52 points to close at 12150 following a report that European leaders are considering more aggressive programs to bail out weaker countries in the region.
Last week, tech companies such as Google and Yahoo spoke out against SOPA and PIPA, two bills aimed at cracking down on online copyright infringement in a way that some call overbearing. Now, with newspapers running more pieces critical of the legislation, the opposition could intensify.
SOPA "jeopardizes" Internet business, claim Twitter, Google, Yahoo and others. The SOPA bill amounts to "Internet censorship," some argue.
U.S. stocks face another day of steep losses. The Dow is down 235 points to 11724 in early afternoon trading as Greece takes a vote on unpopular European austerity measures meant to rescue the Greek economy. U.S. stocks on the Nasdaq and S&P indexes are also being hit hard.
The Dow fell 110.96 points to 11,139.30 in its worst start to September since 2002
Tech stocks reported poor earnings Friday, causing shares to fall. Tech stocks are seen as an early indicator for corporate earnings in other sectors.
Bill Gates calls it historic first that poor nations will get same child vaccines as rich nations. Bill Gates's foundation pledges more than $1 billion toward effort.
The Dow fell more than 170 points, continuing a losing streak that is the worst since 2002.
The American consumer is coming back, and big, boring companies are on the rise
Dow is virtually unchanged, while S&P and Nasdaq fall. Silver falls more than 7 percent.