Major indexes firm up over the first half-hour. Dow now +0.2% to 8488. S&P +0.2% to 872....

|By:, SA News Editor

Major indexes firm up over the first half-hour. Dow now +0.2% to 8488. S&P +0.2% to 872. Nasdaq +0.9% to 1552. Crude +3% to $38.70. Gold +0.7% to $826.30.