Stocks Hold Their Gains, Retailers Rebound, And Oil Falls

Here’s your evening scoreboard:

Dow: Up 78 points to 10,403.

NASDAQ: Up 35 points to 2273.

S&P 500: Up 11 points to 1115.

Commodities: Mixed. Oil is down 1.2% to $78.71 a barrel. Gold is down slightly to $1118.20 an ounce; same with silver, which is down $0.06 to $16.47 an ounce.

Losers here are cocoa, soybean meal, lumber, and sugar, which are all posting multiple percentage drops.

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