Better than expected corporate earnings lifted the markets to a higher close with the Dow gaining 61 points to 13,390. Nasdaq rose 14 points to 3105. On the upside
Shares of Supervalu (NYSE: SVU) rose ahead of its earnings release tomorrow morning. Interactive Intelligence (Nasdaq: ININ) expects to report higher fourth quarter earnings and revenue as order more than doubled. Mattson Technology (Nasdaq: MTSN) shipped its advanced etch system to a sixth semiconductor manufacturer. On the downside Copperfield Research accused MagicJack VocalTec (Nasdaq: CALL) of misrepresenting its financial results and urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the company.Investors locked in profits on Star Scientific (Nasdaq: STSI). Shares of Garmin (Nasdaq: GRMN) fell after the Justice Department approved the merger of DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) and GeoEye (Nasdaq: GEOY), the only two commercial satellite imagery companies in the nation. In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 7 to 3 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index rose 3 points to 1461.