ECB Pledges To Protect Eurozone
Draghi's comments sparked a stock market rally in Europe and the United States, particularly in Italy and Spain, where stock markets went up by 5.6 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively. The Dow Jones Index rose by 1.7 percent, its largest increase in the month of July.
The good news on the continent was tempered somewhat by a rough day for Silicon Valley. Social gaming company Zynga saw its stock tank by 38 percent, as it continues to have trouble getting the increasingly mobile-based users of Facebook playing and spending money on its games. Aside from being hit by virtue of its association with Zynga, Facebook also reported unimpressive earnings of its own, and its stock is currently plummeting in after-hours trading, down over 10 percent to an all-time low of $24.
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