Summary box: Bernanke and 'Hunger Games'

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Posted: Mar 26, 2012 4:52 PM
Summary box: Bernanke and 'Hunger Games'

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FED: The market rose Monday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounded pessimistic about the job market. That could mean the Fed will continue propping up the economy.

BY THE NUMBERS: The Dow Jones industrial average enjoyed its third-biggest gain of the year. The Standard & Poor's 500 had its highest close since May 2008. The Nasdaq had its highest close since November 2000.

`HUNGER GAMES' IS A FEAST: Lions Gate Entertainment climbed 4.5 percent after "The Hunger Games" movie had a record-setting opening weekend.