The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose the most since July after U.S. jobless claims and productivity beat economists’ estimates. Gold rallied for a fourth day, while the dollar and Treasuries were little changed.
The Dow increased 203.82 points, or 2.1 percent, to 10,005.96 at 4:01 p.m. in New York for the biggest advance since July 23. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose for a fourth day, adding 20.13 points, or 1.9 percent, to 1,066.63. More than nine stocks gained for each that fell on the New York Stock Exchange.