Dow Rises Again, Adds 84
H-P, book solid profits
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2010 3:18 PM CST
Charles Solomon with Barclays Capital, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Feb.12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(Newser) – Stocks advanced as investors looked past disappointing data on employment and focused on positive activity in the steel sector and strong earnings from Hewlett-Packard and, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow Jones gained 84 points to close at 10,393.
  • The Nasdaq added 15 points, closing at 2,242.
  • The S&P 500 rose 7 points, settling at 1,107.