Google's impressive earnings lifted the markets sharply higher during the midday with the Dow leaping 235 points to 12,856. The tech-heavy Nasdaq jumped 61 points to 2403.
On the upside
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 4 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 3 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks soared 13 points to 721.