The blue chips top 11,500 for the first time since 2008. Nike shares sell off despite strong earnings. Jabil Circuit and Adobe shares jump.
Brown-Forman has put its wine operation up for sale, and Constellation Brands is selling most of its non-US business.
Strength in Amazon.com boosts the Nasdaq. Boeing and American Express push the Dow to a small loss. Adobe earnings cheer investors. Gold and oil move higher. Interest rates drop.
AAA's daily tracking of US retail pump prices puts the national average higher than that in many markets.
Important earnings are due from Best Buy, FedEx, General Mills, Oracle and Research In Motion. The Fed will weigh in on the economy's health in a week of big economic reports.
The index will also add F5 Networks and Newfield Exploration. New York Times Co., Eastman Kodak and Office Depot will move to the S&P Midcap-400.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit multiyear highs, but DuPont and IBM pull the Dow lower. Jobless claims decline. Ford will expand a Louisville, Ky., plant. Tenet Healthcare soars on a takeover bid.
The blue chips see their best 2-day gains since September after a report on pending home sales surprises. Retailers report decent November sales. Gold briefly nears $1,400. Krispy Kreme shares soar.
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