Dow Rises 4 on Good GDP Data, Bad Housing News
GDP grows 5.9% in last quarter of 2009
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2010 3:15 PM CST
The Aflac duck mascot visits the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 to celebrate his 10th anniversary representing the company.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks closed out February by nudging into positive territory as investors weighed the news that GDP grew by 5.9% last quarter but existing-home sales plunged, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow gained 4.23 points to close at 10,325.26.
  • The Nasdaq added 4.04, settling at 2,238.26.
  • The S&P 500 rose 1.56 to settle at 1,104.49.