STOPPING THE BLEEDING: The Dow and other U.S. stock indexes climbed Monday after falling every day last week. The Dow rose 135 points, its first triple-digit gain since April 26.
EYES ON CHINA: Investors were encouraged by weekend statements from the Chinese premier, who promised to spur growth in the world's second-largest economy, a shift from previous rhetoric about curbing inflation.
NO THANKS TO EUROPE: The gains came despite continued concerns about Europe. Investors were disappointed that a weekend meeting of Group of Eight world leaders failed to produce concrete plans for how to deal with Greece and other heavily indebted European countries.