The Dow Jones industrial average rose9 2.80 points, or 0.44 percent, to close at 21,328.47, with DuPont leading advancers and General Electric lagging.

The S&P 500 gained 10.96 points, or 0.45 percent, to end at 2,440.35, with materials leading 10 sectors higher and telecommunications the only decliner.

The Nasdaq advanced 44.90 points, or 0.73 percent, to close at 6,220.37.

About three stocks advanced for every decliner at the New York Stock Exchange, with an exchange volume of 825.52 million and a composite volume of 3.252 billion at the close.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, traded near 10.6.

—Reuters contributed to this report.

On tap this week:


8:30 a.m. Retail sales

8:30 a.m. CPI

10:00 a.m. Business inventories

2:00 p.m. FOMC Statement

2:30 p.m. Fed Chair Janet Yellen briefing


8:30 a.m. Initial claims

8:30 a.m. Import prices

8:30 a.m. Empire state manufacturing

8:30 a.m. Philadelphia Fed survey

9:15 a.m. Industrial production

10:00 a.m. NAHB survey

4:00 p.m. TIC data


8:30 a.m. Housing starts

8:30 a.m. Business leaders

10:00 a.m. Consumer sentiment

12:45 p.m. Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan