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U.S. Stocks Advance, 10-Year Yield Targets 3.1%: Markets Wrap

U.S. Stocks Advance, 10-Year Yield Targets 3.1%: Markets Wrap

U.S. stocks advanced and 10-year Treasury yields pushed toward 3.1 percent as retailer results and solid economic data boosted confidence in the American economy. The euro fell amid political uncertainty in Italy. The S&P 500 Index rose above its average price for the past 100 days and the Russell 2000 Index hit an all-time high.