Stocks Edge Up on Housing Data, Japan's Easing
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The major U.S. stock averages finished with slight gains Wednesday, buoyed by another batch of encouraging housing data and an unexpected easing of monetary policy by Japan's central bank.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 13 points, or 0.10%, at 13,578. Already up more than 11% year-to-date, the blue-chip index is on track for its biggest monthly point gain since October 2011.
Within the Dow, breadth was positive with winners outpacing losers 18 to 11 and American Express (AXP) finishing flat.
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