Topic: Sealy Corporation
Thursday was the best day for US stocks since Sept. 13, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced further steps by the central bank to speed the economic recovery. Stocks were also helped by speculation that the central bank of China will act soon to help the world's No. 2 economy.
Falling commodity prices pushed stocks lower Wednesday. The Dow fell 71 points to close at 13126, and all three major indexes lost at least a half percent.
The Dow rose 37 points to close at 12959 Monday, erasing a nerve-wracking 204-point loss it suffered a week ago.
Stock market futures in US follow Europe, Asia lower. Stock market focus is on Greek debt deal and slowing growth in China.