Dow Edges Up 2 Points Despite Housing Data

Rise in commodities prices push markets into positive territory
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2009 3:10 PM CST
Dow Edges Up 2 Points Despite Housing Data
Charles Solomon of LaBranche & Co. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

An afternoon surge in commodities prices helped the markets overcome a worse-than-expected report on sales of new homes, reports MarketWatch.

  • The Dow gained 2 points to close at 10,466.
  • The Nasdaq rose 17 points to 2,270.
  • The S&P 500 rose 3 points to 1,121.
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