Dow Rises 45 on Citigroup Optimism CEO Vikram Pandit confident government will sell Citi stake By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Mar 11, 2010 3:24 PM CST 2 comments Comments In this file photo of March 9, 2009, Nicholas Brigandi, center, of NYSE Euronext helps direct trading in shares of Merck & Co. on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, file) (Newser) – A possible move by China to tighten monetary policy sapped stocks today, but optimistic comments from Citigroup's CEO led the indexes higher in the final hour, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow added 45 points to close at 10,612. The Nasdaq gained 10 points, closing at 2,368. The S&P 500 rose 5 points, settling at 1,150.