Stocks fluctuate on anxiety over earnings reports (AP)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange just prior to the closing bell Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. Stocks rose on optimism about Pfizer's acquisition of rival drugmaker Wyeth but fell on earnings reports that pointed to further weakness in the economy. Late in the day, the major indexes were holding on to moderate gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)AP – Wall Street has managed an advance the hard way — zigzagging on a mix of earnings and economic news before closing moderately higher.

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