US STOCKS-Wall Street jumps to 8-week high on financials, healthcare

jueves 15 de octubre de 2015 17:32 GYT

* U.S. CPI falls in Sept; weekly jobless claims down

* Citi rallies after results

* Biotech index up 4.4 pct

* S&P rises to highest in eight weeks

* Indexes up: Dow 1.3 pct, S&P 1.5 pct, Nasdaq 1.8 pct (Updates close with Mattel down after the bell)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

Oct 15 (Reuters) - A tame inflation reading and strong earnings from Citigroup led investors to pile back into stocks on Thursday, pushing Wall Street to its best level in eight weeks.

Equities added to gains late in the session, and eight of the S&P 500 sectors registered increases of more than 1 percent.

More than four stocks rose for every one that fell on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq.   Continuación...