Wikimedia CommonsU.S. President Barack Obama talks with pub-goers as First Lady Michelle Obama draws a pint of stout while coached by Ollie Hayes (right) at the Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall, Ireland, May 23, 2011.
It was a big up-day for stocks.
First, the scoreboard:
- Dow: 16,247.2 (+181.5, +1.1%)
- S&P 500: 1,858.8 (+17.7, +0.9%)
- Nasdaq: 4,279.9 (+34.5, +0.8%)
And now the top stories: