U.S. stocks rose, heading for a sixth week of gains, after BB&T Corp. said housing markets are stabilizing and better-than-expected gauge of confidence drove consumer shares higher.
Source: BloombergÃ‚Â News
Keys: Economy, stock market, investing
Questions for discussion:
- How does the latest stock market and economic news compare to your sense of the true state of economic conditions where you live?
- Which businesses do you think will respond well to this news?