Dow Up 30 Ahead of Intel Earnings

December retail sales sag
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2010 3:16 PM CST
In this Nov. 27, 2009, file photo, traders move about the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell.   (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

(Newser) – Stocks gained today on optimism over Intel's earnings, due after the bell, despite an unexpected drop in December retail sales and a rise in business inventories, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow added 30 points to close at 10,711.
  • The Nasdaq gained 9 points, closing at 2,317.
  • The S&P 500 grew by 3 points, settling at 1,149.

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