A toxic asset plan peppered with positive housing news made for a great start to the week.
Wall Street soared after the Treasury revealed its plan to use government and private resources to buy up to $1 trillion in risky assets from troubled banks. Markets jumped more than 5%, indicating that investors view the plan as a positive step toward stabilizing the financial system.
In housing news, sales of previously occupied homes jumped 5.1% in February, according to National Association of Realtors. The news helped push markets up despite data showing that the median sales price dropped a staggering 15.1% from the previous year.
Market gains were broad-based. Outside of bank and housing stocks, big movers for the day included
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