U.S economy

Stocks end higher as investors weigh mixed news on economy

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 67 points, or 0.4 percent, to end at 17,545 on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,102. The Nasdaq composite climbed 43 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,091.

Stocks fell early on a report showing manufacturing activity in New York state contracted in August at the fastest pace since the Great Recession.