Markets are higher this afternoon, with the S&P 500 10 points, or about 0.6%.
The Dow up 110 points, or 0.7%.
This comes after a mix of economic data.
The Philadelphia Fed index plunged 15.7 points to -6.3 in February, well below expectations.
But U.S. manufacturing conditions improved, according to Markit’s Flash U.S. PMI reading. Over in China, manufacturing conditions fell to a seven-month low.
January U.S. inflation numbers came in right in line with expectations, as did weekly jobless claims.
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