Article Photos: S&P closes over 1,400 for first time in 3 months 12/13

  Traders gather at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the IPO of Northern Tier Energy, Thursday, July 26, 2012. U.S. stocks soared at the opening bell after the president of the European Central Bank vowed to do what it takes to preserve the continent's monetary union. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)