Yahoo's efforts to partner with Google to boost its advertising revenue lifted the markets higher during the midday with the Dow climbing 97 points to 12,625. Nasdaq soared 36 points to 2358.
On the upside
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks climbed 11 points to 709.