Stocks Rise Despite Portugal Crisis Staff
Posted: Mar 24, 2011 2:40 PM

U.S. stocks gained as investors largely looked past the deepening political crisis in Portugal to focus on encouraging earnings from technology companies and U.S. jobs data.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 70 points, or 0.6%, to 12156 in afternoon trading, led by a 2.1% rise in Home Depot.