Market recap: Stocks sprinted to gains in the early going and never looked back, sparked by...

|By:, SA News Editor

Market recap: Stocks sprinted to gains in the early going and never looked back, sparked by encouraging overseas manufacturing reports and then boosted by a stronger-than-expected U.S. report. Financials and materials sectors each rose more than 2.5%; defensive issues lagged. Crude oil rose to eight-month highs, spiking 4.2% to $102.96. NYSE gainers led losers three to one.