After Alcoa's earnings surprise and some positive retail and jobless numbers, stocks marked a...

|By:, SA News Editor

After Alcoa's earnings surprise and some positive retail and jobless numbers, stocks marked a nice rally on heavier than usual volume. The Dow closes +0.6% (+61.29) to 9786.87; S&P 500 +0.8% (+7.89) to 1065.47; Nasdaq +0.6% (+13.60) to 2123.93. Crude +2.6% to $71.35. Gold +1.3% to $1,057.60.