Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:22 pm
News Summary: Oracle's weak sales drag on stocks
By The Associated Press
HOPE SPRINGS: Despite being down for the week, U.S. stocks remain near multi-year highs after a rally powered by optimism about the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve's easy-money policies.
EUROPE AGAIN: U.S. stocks followed European markets lower on fear that the crisis in Cyprus will intensify. The European Central Bank has threatened to end emergency support of the nation's banks next week unless leaders can secure more funding.