The PlayStation Network outage will soon be over. (Mostly.)
Dow rises 75 points as stocks put together a three-day rally. But Microsoft falls after it announces purchase of Internet calling company Skype.
PlayStation Network service may not be completely back online until the end of the month, according to one source. Meanwhile, PSN today remains offline.
PlayStation Network remains down as parent company Sony conducts further testing to determine the security of the system. How testing counts as 'restoring' service, Sony didn't say.
Dow closes up 54 points, after moving more than 170 points higher. For the week, all three major US indexes fell more than 1 percent.
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