After a morning of encouraging numbers and a talk from Ben Bernanke, stocks logged solid gains...

|By:, SA News Editor

After a morning of encouraging numbers and a talk from Ben Bernanke, stocks logged solid gains in the afternoon. The Dow closes +0.6% (+56.61) to 9683.41; S&P 500 +0.3% (+3.29) to 1052.63; Nasdaq +0.5% (+10.86) to 2102.64. Crude +3% to $70.94. Silver +2.6% to $17.05. Gold +0.8% to $1009.