JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Stocks advance on Fed minutes

NEW YORK - Stocks rose as Federal Reserve minutes reflected caution over raising interest rates even as the economy improves, further boosting commodity producers. The minutes kept expectations for higher rates pushed into next year, weakening the dollar and boosting energy, raw- material and industrial companies amid speculation that a weaker U.S. currency will lift their profits. Those three industry groups rallied at least 1.4 percent Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 0.9 percent to 2,013.40 at 4 p.m. in New York, rising above a level where recent rallies had stalled. "They rehashed that people are waiting for clarity on the outlook of the...