Stocks pushed their way near session highs at the close, with the Nasdaq just missing a positive...

|By:, SA News Editor

Stocks pushed their way near session highs at the close, with the Nasdaq just missing a positive finish. Conglomerates led the way (GE +5.2%; TXT +4.5%; SI +1.4%). The Dow closes +0.3% (+33.18) to 10,606.86; S&P 500 +0.4% (+4.54) to 1,141.68; Nasdaq -0.05% (-1.04) to 2,300.05. Crude -0.7% to $82.64. Gold -0.4% to $1,131.40.