RESCUE FUNDS: The IMF's managing director said the fund was looking at ways to raise another $500 billion for loans to struggling countries. The IMF has put up roughly a third of the money given as rescue loans to European governments.
HOUSING: The National Association of Home Builders index rose to its highest level since June 2007 as sales jumped. Analysts said it could be a sign the housing market has bottomed out.
GOLDMAN: Goldman Sachs Group' stock jumped 7 percent after the investment bank reported quarterly earnings that trumped analysts' expectations.