Tuesday, June 2, 2009

US Stocks Higher On Housing Data; Financials Stay Lower

Stocks built on Monday's rally in a broad push higher Tuesday as investors digested encouraging housing data, though a rising supply of shares in several Wall Street bellwethers damped financials.

Major indexes seesawed between gains and losses through the day, but major milestones for the year remained in sight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was recently up 30 points, or 0.4%, to 8751. At its morning high, the blue-chip measure rose about 66 points, almost 11 points above its 2008 close of 8776.39.

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