Dow Climbs 79 on AIG Deal Manufacturing employment rises By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Mar 1, 2010 3:21 PM CST 2 comments Comments A trader rushes across the on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – News of Prudential's agreement to buy AIG's Asia division sowed confidence on Wall Street today. Stocks rose, boosted as well by a jump in manufacturing employment, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow rose 78.53 points to close at 10,403.79. The Nasdaq added 35.31, closing at 2,273.57. The S&P 500 gained 11.22 to settle at 1,115.71.