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MarketWatch : Weekly Roundup.-top 10 stories for July 19 - 23

Weekly Roundup JULY 23, 2010 MarketWatch top 10 stories for July 19 - 23   U.S. Week Ahead: Earnings, economic data on tap By MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended the week higher after a summer week with more than its share of news. Corporate earnings reports, newly signed financial regulation, comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and results form European stress tests all gave investors a lot to digest. On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJIA ) closed up more than 100 points, and for the week the blue-chip barometer added 3%. The S&P 500 Index ( SPX ) climbed above the psychologically significant 1,100 level for the first time this month. The S&P was led by its industrial sector, which was boosted by a 3.8% jump in General Electric Co. ( GE ) after the conglomerate raised its quarterly dividend by 20%. The move represented GE's first dividend increase since its historic slashing more than a year ago. Also, ple