U.S. Stocks Climb on Earnings Optimism – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. stocks climbed Monday, continuing last week’s gains as investors look ahead to a week that could bring the start of a turnaround for corporate earnings.

The S&P 500 rose 1.2% in morning trading, lifted by gains in technology shares. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 1.9%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.8%, or about 214 points.