April 17, 2014
Upbeat data, deals lift Wall St; traders keep eye on Fed
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 129.21 points or 0.82 percent, to 15,884.57, the S&P 500 gained 11.22 points or 0.63 percent, to 1,786.54 and the Nasdaq Composite added 28.542 points or 0.71 percent, to 4,029.518.
European shares also rebounded from a four-day losing streak, led by a rise in German equities that helped offset concerns over future US monetary policy.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended up 1.3 percent at 1,258.31 points, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index rose by around 2 percent to 2,978.77 points.
Gains in German blue-chips added the most to the FTSEurofirst, as Germany's benchmark DAX rose 1.7 percent.