FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results.
I'd love to tell you that editors and decision-makers across the country and around the globe heard that plea - based on the Dow being antiquated and no longer any sort of true gauge of �the market� - and immediately started modernizing their thinking.
The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies.