Dow Rises On Strong Earnings, China Stimulus

 

U.S. stocks rose Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 229 points as markets reacted to China’s move to stimulate its economy and positive earnings from Morgan Stanley helped lift equities. In midday trading, the blue-chip Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) gained 249.64 points, or 1.40 percent, to 18,075.94. The broad-based Standard & Poor’s 500 (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) increased 21.91…