Dow Up 54 on Pharma Gains
Markets unmoved by bankers' Washington testimony
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2010 3:25 PM CST
Traders watch market activity at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Stocks posted solid gains, with the health-care sector leading the way after Credit Suisse analysts upgraded Merck, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow gained 54 points to close at 10,681.
  • The Nasdaq added 26 points, closing at 2,308.
  • The S&P 500 jumped 9 points to settle at 1,146.