Stocks end higher on hopes of averting cliff


Stocks finished higher on Monday, lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index to their highest perches since Election Day, as Wall Street held out hope for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Extending gains into a fourth session, the Dow industrials climbed 14.75 points, or 0.1%, to 13,169.88.

The RBR Radio Index was down 3.649, or .9%, to 401.180.

The TVBR Television Index was up 3.038, or .9%, to 327.825.

LIN TV, up 6.8%
Sinclair, up 4.3%
Nexstar, up 4.0%

SBS, down 8.9%
Entravision, down 6.3%
Emmis, down 2.3%