Market recap: Leave it to the prospect for more Fed stimulus to give the stock market a...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Leave it to the prospect for more Fed stimulus to give the stock market a final-hour boost, though stocks already were higher after positive fiscal cliff comments from Pres. Obama and House Speaker Boehner. Meanwhile, the Fed's Beige Book says the U.S. economy is moving at a measured pace. Gold dropped sharply; crude oil fell again. NYSE gainers led losers three to two.