First the scoreboard:
Dow: 13,424, +95.3, +0.7 percent
S&P 500: 1,440, +11.2, +0.8 percent
NASDAQ: 3,064, +20.3,+0.6 percent
And now the top stories:Over the weekend, China set up today's trading session with its latest trade data. In September, imports returned to growth. And more notably, exports accelerated to 9.9 percent, which was much higher than the 5.5 percent growth economists were looking for.