US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St starts Election Day on higher note

NEW YORK Tue Nov 6, 2012 2:35pm GMT



NEW YORK Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance as Americans went to the polls to elect the country's president.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 40.29 points, or 0.31 percent, at 13,152.73. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 3.21 points, or 0.23 percent, at 1,420.47. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 3.02 points, or 0.10 percent, at 3,002.68.


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.