Markets close in positive territory: Dow +0.50% to 12,144. S&P +0.34% to 1,340. Nasdaq...

|By:, SA News Editor

Markets close in positive territory: Dow +0.50% to 12,144. S&P +0.34% to 1,340. Nasdaq +0.43% to 2,404. Crude +0.35% to $136.80. Gold -1.35% to $871.