Uncertainty in Europe Brings Major Indices Down (GE, NFLX)

Political turnover in the Dutch and French governments was a source of investor unease today, as most major indices fell by nearly 1 percent. Also of concern was a report from China that manufacturing had slowed down. Facebook reported that its sales grew year over year from $731 million to $1.06 billion. Wal-Mart (WMT) shares took a beating after it was revealed that the Mexican division of the retail giant had been engaging in systematic bribery. A general slump in the demand for toys left Hasbro (HAS) with a Q1 loss of $2.6 million.

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Published on Apr 23, 2012
By InvestorGuide Staff

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