Agence France-PresseNovember 20, 2013 10:45
US stocks Wednesday moved higher after October retail sales bested expectations on a busy day of economic news.
An hour trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25.36 (0.16 percent) to 15,992.39.
The broad-based S&P 500 tacked on 5.29 (0.30 percent) at 1,793.16, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite increased 13.05 (0.33 percent) to 3,944.60.
Americans spent 0.4 percent more on retail and food services last month, the Commerce Department reported.