Greece's cost-cutting bill, along with an uptick in manufacturing, pushed the Dow up 153 points, the Nasdaq up 33 points, and the S&P 500 up 13 points
On the streets of Astoria, Queens, where signs are in Greek and English, there are no whiffs of tear-gas, but passions run high. Despite words of blunt criticism, many wonder how they can help.
Bank stocks and austerity measures passed in Greece helped push the Dow up 73 points and both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq up 11 points. Bank stocks rose following a settlement that Bank of America made with investors.
The Dow rose 145 points, S&P 500 rose 17, and Nasdaq closed 41 points higher, as home prices edged up and Greece came closer to avoiding a default
The Dow rose 109 points as Greece was given more time to repay its debt to France
Stock prices look to open higher on Wall Street, despite weak consumer spending. Stock prices are being buoyed by hopes that Europe's debt crisis will ease.
Tech stocks reported poor earnings Friday, causing shares to fall. Tech stocks are seen as an early indicator for corporate earnings in other sectors.
Energy Secretary Stephen Chu cites crude oil disruptions in Libya and elsewhere as reason to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve now. Gas prices, however, have been falling in recent weeks.
Because of concerns about Greece, the US stock market has fallen about 7 percent, dropping for six weeks. Although it broke the losing streak last week, there is still uncertainty among investors.
Greece bailout talks involve a second rescue package roughly the size of the first. But Greece bailout could be delayed until July.