NEW YORK (AP) — Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened.
Major U.S. stock indexes ended roughly where they began Thursday, despite investors having to work through a busy day of corporate earnings and two economic reports.
Underneath the flat surface, there was a lot of movement in individual companies.
Homebuilder stocks slid after the government reported that new home sales sagged 8.1 percent last month. The report…