Earnings gains from Google, Honeywell and other big U.S. companies drive the stock market to a higher close, wiping out much of its loss from the day before.
Investors jumped on a wave of strong corporate financial results Friday, propelling stocks higher for the third time in five days.
The gains wiped out much of the market's losses from the day before, when the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine stirred concerns that tensions between Russia and the West could escalate. Israel's launch of a ground offensive into Gaza also stoked geopolitical uncertainty.
Those worries appeared to ease Friday, as world leaders called for an immediate...