Stocks on Wall Street creep higher as the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 45 points. Mark Lasseigne has your stock market report on today's Acadiana Business Index.

  • Pushing the markets was a report showing 352,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, the lowest level since April 2008.
  • Bank of America was the blue-chip Dow's biggest gainer, rising 2.3% after the company reported quarterly revenue that exceeded expectations,
  • Gold closing today at $1,655 an ounce.