Stocks have settled into a positive range after digesting data on jobless claims and retail...

|By:, SA News Editor

Stocks have settled into a positive range after digesting data on jobless claims and retail sales. At midday, the Dow +0.3% to 9307. S&P 500 +0.4% to 999. Nasdaq +0.4% to 1975. Crude +0.7%. Natural gas -6.4%. Silver +3.7%. Gold +1.4%.