The EconomyWithout any economic releases Monday, passage of the historic legislation aimed at overhauling the U.S. health care system captured the market's attention, as investors kept an eye on managed care and pharmaceutical stocks. Stocks across the health care sector were among the session's strongest performers. Managed care stocks were mixed with Aetna and Cigna ( CI) up by 0.5% and 0.5%, respectively while UnitedHealth Group ( UNH) and Humana ( HUM) were down by 3.2% and 1.4%, respectively. Pharmaceutical stocks Merck ( MRK) and Pfizer ( PFE) helped lead the Dow higher, along with DuPont ( DD), Boeing ( BA) and American Express ( AXP), with shares up 0.6%, and 1.4%, respectively.
Commodities and the DollarIn commodities markets, crude oil for May delivery traded 63 cents higher to settle at $81.60 a barrel while the April