For first time since January, Dow breaches 9,000
The DJIA rose 188 points, or 2.1 percent, to close at 9,069 as DuPont (DD), Alcoa (AA), Caterpillar (CAT) and 3M (MMM) surged, reflecting optimism that manufacturing and construction will will pick up.
Twenty-eight of the Dow's 30 component stocks gained. Only McDonalds (MCD), which reported disappointing quarterly results, and Wal-Mart (WMT), both companies seen as well-positioned to suceed in a downturn, saw their shares fall.
For more stocks making moves today, be sure to check out BloggingStocks' market wrap-up.