S&P 500 surges on housing starts, jobless claims - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, file photo, Jeffrey Vazquez, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures jumped Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, as the government reported that weekly applications for unemployment benefits hit a five-year low and the construction of new homes surged. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)