Activist shareholders had hoped to remove some or all of the board’s incumbents in the aftermath of the company’s sales scandal, but every board member won support from at least 53 percent of the shareholders casting votes.
The gains were also driven by stronger-than-expected corporate earnings, as well as the results of the first round of France’s presidential election.
April Ponnuru, a friend, said the cause was lung cancer.
Shares in the pharmacy benefit company Express Scripts fell sharply in early trading after the big health care company confirmed that its biggest customer, the insurer Anthem, would probably not renew its contract in 2019.
The index first breached the 5,000 mark on March 7, 2000 and closed above that level two days later during the height of the tech boom. Biogen's shares jump
The first 95 days of the Trump presidency. Terror attacks in London and Paris. And the fall of the cable news king, her former colleague Bill O’Reilly.
KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 23 points, or 1 percent, to 2,372 as of 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 209 points, or 1 percent, to 20,757, and the Nasdaq composite surged 66 points, or 1.1 percent, to 5,977.
Banks and industrial companies led the way higher in U.S. markets early Monday. KeyCorp and Citizens Financial each rose 4 percent.
About 40 percent of the problems have to do with electronics. Yours may be too loud, even with headphones.
Mr. Eggleston, 63, was a partner at Kirkland, a 1,900-lawyer corporate law firm, in 2014 when Mr. Obama named him to the White House post. In that job, he advised the president on legal and constitutional issues involving foreign policy and domestic matters, including congressional investigations, the judicial selection and appointments process, government ethics and petitions for clemency.