Stocks Surge on European Debt Deal, GDP Growth

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New York, NY (AP) - Stocks are surging after European leaders agreed on a deal to slash Greece's debt load and prevent the financial crisis there from engulfing larger countries like Italy. The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest gain since Aug. 11th.

Stronger U.S. economic growth and corporate earnings also drove
markets higher. Commodities and Treasury yields soared as investors took on more risk.

The Dow jumped 340 points, or 2.9 percent, to close at 12,209.
It was its highest close since July 28.

The S&P 500 rose 43 points, or 3.4 percent, to close at 1,285.

The Nasdaq gained 88, or 3.3 percent, to 2,739.

Nine stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock
Exchange. Volume was heavy at 6.5 billion shares.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by America First on Oct 27, 2011 at 05:52 PM
    An improving economy has got to have Republicans very upset and worried. They better start speeding up the "no's" when voting in Congress to slow down an economic rebound for America or else they might not get into power.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2011 at 08:36 PM in reply to America First
      Obama has already lost the election.
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