Market recap: Stocks finished mostly higher after a report on factory activity showed an...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Stocks finished mostly higher after a report on factory activity showed an unexpected expansion and Bernanke defended Fed policies and its employment focus. Weakness in techs pulled Nasdaq lower. Crude oil added 0.3% to $92.48; gold gained 0.5% to $1,783, retreating from an intraday high for the year hit earlier in the day. NYSE advancers led decliners seven to five.