Market recap: "At least it isn't any worse" seems to sum up sentiment about Egypt, as stocks...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: "At least it isn't any worse" seems to sum up sentiment about Egypt, as stocks posted solid gains to wrap up their best January since 1997. Energy stocks rose sharply, Brent crude topped $100 for the first time in more than two years, and Nymex futures climbed back above $90. Safe-harbor assets such as the dollar and Treasurys declined. NYSE advancers led decliners three to two.