Strong sales from McDonald's spur Dow

Strong sales report from McDonald’s helped to offset concerns about the surprise resignation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti in early trading.

**FILE** Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Dec. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

**FILE** Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Dec. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

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