Stocks rallied early on takeover news and were poised to hold strong gains for the first session...

|By:, SA News Editor

Stocks rallied early on takeover news and were poised to hold strong gains for the first session in four. With an hour of trading left, the Dow +1.3% to 9787; S&P 500 +1.7% to 1062; Nasdaq +1.9% to 2130. Crude +1.3%. Natural gas -6.6%. Gold flat at $991.70.