Finally, investors were able to react to some positive news out of Greece, as polls released this weekend showed the country's pro eurozone New Democracy party leading the anti-bailout Syriza party ahead of elections scheduled for June 17. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow was also helped up by positive reports out of China that many investors are expecting additional government intervention to boost growth. Meanwhile, at home, the Case-Shiller home-price index showed that March home prices fell, but not as sharply as in previous months, a sign of possible stabilization in the housing market.
Here's how the three major U.S. indices fared on the day:
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||125.86 [1.01%]||12,580.69|
|S&P 500||14.60 [1.11%]||1,332.42|
As for individual stocks, Bank of America
The second and third biggest Dow winners were Alcoa
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