In an abbreviated holiday trading session energy stocks rose due to increased tension over Iran. The major stock indexes moved higher after the government reported that factory orders rose in May. The Dow Jones rose 72 points to close at 12,943.
Aer Lingus, the Irish jetliner may be bought out by Ryanair. Europe's leading budget airline has offered $880.7 million for Aer Lingus and called on the cash-strapped Irish government to sell its key stake in the airliner.