Description:Ã‚Â U.S. stocks rose for a third week, sending the Standard & PoorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 500 Index to a two-year high, as stronger-than-estimated data on retail sales, manufacturing and housing boosted confidence in the economic recovery.
Questions for discussion:Ã‚Â
- Summarize the highlights of this report.
- Why has the stock market performed well recently?
- Do you think the stock markets will continue their recent trends into 2011?