The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,839 as of 2:43 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,142. The Nasdaq composite climbed 24 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,262.<quoted text>
You mean energy industry jobs like stopping the Keystone Pipeline or closing down all those coal fired power plants? Maybe you mean like closing down the Gulf.
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in almost four years in February, according to a private survey by Markit. The survey reflected a strong rebound following a slowdown in January. The Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing index rose to 56.7 from 53.7 in January. Numbers above 50 indicate manufacturing is increasing. In a separate report, the Conference Board said that its index of leading indicators posted a moderate gain in January, suggesting that the economy will continue to expand in the first half of this year.
Tesla Motors jumped $16.26, or 8.3 percent, to $209.74 after the electric car maker delivered a strong fourth-quarter performance late Wednesday and said it expects the company's vehicle sales to rise sharply this year.
Wal-Mart Stores fell $1.30, or 1.7 percent, to $73.55 after the company offered a weak profit outlook, signaling that it expects economic pressures to keep weighing on its low-income shoppers around the world. The world's largest retailer also said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit, which covers the crucial holiday season, dropped 21 percent.
Energy company Denbury Resources fell 27 cents, or 1.7 percent, to $15.91 after it posted earnings that fell short of the expectations of Wall Street analysts. The company also said that its 2014 production would likely be at the lower end of its expectations.
Money talks. Your has been agenda walks.