Wall Street Journal
US Stocks Finish Higher, Shrug Off Weak Economic Data
The Dow Jones Industrial Average staged a late-day surge to close near the day's highs, up 128.21 points, or 1.03%, to 12569.79. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index rose 14.10 points, or 1.06%, to 1345.20, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 38.44 points, or 1.37%, to 2835.30. . .
In spite of weaker readings on home prices [an eight year low], regional manufacturing [In the midwest, new orders and production posted their largest declines