The Dow Jones Industrial Average stormed up 160.90 points to 13,241.63 Monday after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank might continue easing its monetary policy to support the economy if the nation’s high unemployment rate remains unchanged.

The Nasdaq rose 54.65 points to 3,122.57 and the S&P 500 gained 19.40 points to finish at 1,416.51.

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