Stocks post modest gain as retail sales climb
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 28 points, or 0.33 percent, to close at 8,359. Home Depot (HD) was the DJIA's biggest gainer, climbing 2.5 percent. And Intel (INTC) also surged, rising 2.1 percent, ahead of its second-quarter earnings announcement after the bell. Outside the Dow, Goldman Sachs (GS) rose slightly after posting a record quarterly profit.
For more on stocks making moves this today, be sure to check out BloggingStocks' market wrap-up.