Relief that the GM shoe has dropped, along with positive economic data, boosted today's markets...

|By:, SA News Editor

Relief that the GM shoe has dropped, along with positive economic data, boosted today's markets into a strong close. DJIA up 221 points (+2.6%) to 8,721. S&P +2.58% to 942. Nasdaq +3.06% to 1,828. Crude +3.4% to $68.58. Gold -0.44% to $976.00.