US stocks – S&P 500 in record territory

US stocks rise; S&P 500 in record territory (via AFP)

The S&P 500 was in record territory in early trade Monday, as US stocks rose ahead of a busy week of economic data and retail sector earnings reports. About 30 minutes into trade, the S&P 500 bolted 14.25 (0.78 percent) higher to 1,850.50, past the…