Claman on Call: A (Dow) Rally to Remember


This was a rally to remember: The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed more than 415 points, the largest rally in three years. Over two days, the blue chip index was up more than 700 points -- the Dow's largest two-day gain in more than six years. All other major indices ended the day on a high note as well. Utilities continue to be among investors' favorite sector, with the Dow Jones utilities index hitting an all-time high Thursday and up 3% over the past month.

Doing even better: American Electric Power, up more than 4% over the same time frame. So what is the secret to their success? Head to to see what Nick Akins, American Electric Power chairman, president and CEO had to say is powering his company's stock, up more than 28% this year alone.

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And Sony Pictures has officially become the victim of one of the most damaging cyber attacks ever inflicted on an American company. And now those problems are contaminating other movie studios. Thursday two other studios followed Sony's move by pulling their own flicks featuring North Korea. Paramount banned its 2004 film "Team America: World Police" and New Regency pulled its North Korea-based thriller "Pyongyang." So what does it mean for the film industry going forward? Mediatech Capital Managing Partner Porter Bibb and Executive Director Writers Guild of America Lowell Peterson joined FBN and they had very different takes on the situation.

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