New York: Stocks are surging in early trading after European leaders agreed on a deal to slash Greece's debt.
The US economy grew between July and September at its fastest rate in a year, and Dow Chemical Co became the latest big company to report stronger earnings.
Global markets soared on Thursday after the European agreement, which is aimed at preventing a two-year debt crisis there from dragging the world into another recession.
Ten minutes after the opening, the Dow Jones industrial average jumped 256, or 2.2 per cent, to 12,125. The S&P 500 rose 32, or 2.6 per cent, to 1,274. The Nasdaq rose 67, or 2.5 per cent, to 2,718.