U.S. STOCK MARKET
Investors kicked off the latest quarterly-earnings series with broad-based gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61 points, or 0.5%, to 13390, in Wednesday afternoon trading.
The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index added four points, or 0.3%, to 1461, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 15 points, or 0.5%, to 3107.
Leading the advance were healthcare, industrial and materials stocks. Boeing bounced back 3.1% to lead the Dow components, a day after falling 2.6%. The stock remains 1.7% lower on the week, following a run of glitches with its flagship Dreamliner jet.
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