Stocks saw solid gains as US housing starts hit their highest level in 6 months, and earnings from Whole Foods and Deere beat market expectations, the Wall Street Journal reports.
- The Dow rose 40 points to close at 10,309.
- The Nasdaq added 12 points, settling at 2,226.
- The S&P 500 gained 5 points, closing at 1,100.
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