Monday, August 18, 2014
(New York, NY) -- Stocks are gaining on Wall Street as investors breathe a sigh of relief over easing tensions in Ukraine. There's also news of mergers, with Dollar General offering to buy Family Dollar and Ingersoll-Rand looking to buy a part of Cameron International. The Dow rose more than 150 points in early trading. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 were both up more than half a percent.