Dow Up 137; Fed News Sparks Rally

Bernanke predicts US GDP growth in 2010
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2009 3:12 PM CST
Dow Up 137; Fed News Sparks Rally
Specialist Anthony Solomon, left, is surrounded as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this undated file photo.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks rallied today on news of strong third-quarter economic growth in Japan and reassurance from Ben Bernanke that the Fed will keep interest rates low, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow rose 136.49 points to close at 10,406,96.
  • The Nasdaq gained 29.97, settling at 2,197.85.
  • The S&P 500 added 15.82 to close at 1,109.30.
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