Dow Up 66 as Consumer Optimism Lifts Stocks
Retail sales beat expectations in November
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2009 3:16 PM CST
David O'Day, center, and fellow traders gather at the post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange that handles CIT Group, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks ended today's session mixed, with the Dow posting solid gains. Alcoa saw a. 8% jump on an optimistic profit estimate by JPMorgan, and the University of Michigan/Reuters December consumer sentiment index beat expectations, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow rose 65.67 points to close at 10,471.50.
  • The Nasdaq fell 0.55, settling at 2,190.51.
  • The S&P 500 gained 4.06, closing at 1,106.41.

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