The New York Stock Exchange remained on a roller-coaster ride through much of last month, but no lasting de cline appears in the offing.

With stocks locked in a crosscurrent between fears of higher interest rates and optimism about economic and corporate earnings prospects, the Dow Jones industrial average now appears poised to hover in the 10,000-12,000 range this month. The 30-stock index closed at 11.041.05 Tuesday.

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