U.S. STOCK MARKET, BONDS
Financial shares led broad gains in major benchmarks, as market-watchers found reasons for bullishness in economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 42 points, or 0.3%, to 13433.
Bank of America paced the blue chips, rising 2.5%. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index rose 5.5 points, or 0.4%, to 1467, led by the financial sector.
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