The Dow Jones industrial average rose 65 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,904 as of
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,979. The Nasdaq climbed 11 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,519.
Investors were encouraged by a bounce in home construction and news that consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in five months.
Home builders rose.
Bond prices were flat. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held at 2.40 percent.
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