Stocks on the Dow average rose 1 point, only the second rise in stocks in June. Wendy's and VF Corp. deals help buoy sentiment.
Stock market opened higher Monday after dipping below 12000 Friday. A number of corporate deals are boosting the stock market.
The Consumer Price Index, a measure of the inflation rate, rose 0.4 percent in December and January. This is the first time the CPI has increased this much for two straight months since 2008.
The Levi Strauss ad on Super Bowl Sunday apparently enticed a lot of people to search online for how to enter to win a pair of Dockers free pants.