News Summary: For 2nd day, Fed sends stocks higher

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Posted: Sep 16, 2012 12:32 PM
News Summary: For 2nd day, Fed sends stocks higher

THE FED EFFECT: Stocks rose Friday, energized for a second day by the Federal Reserve's promise to take new steps to try to heal the economy.

TRUE BELIEVERS?: Some investors were skeptical that the Fed's moves will help the economy in the long term. But even they wanted to take advantage of the short-term stock market gains.

THE RUSSELL CROWS: The Russell 2000 index, which tracks smaller public companies, briefly traded above its highest close of all time.