Dow Up 30 Ahead of Intel Earnings December retail sales sag By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Jan 14, 2010 3:16 PM CST 0 comments Comments 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.