Bank of America and 2 Stocks Leading the Dow Higher

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is up 0.63% today to 12,882. The markets are happy with the Greek deal so far. Here are the indices leaders.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC): Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC) to advise it on a possible bid for ING Groep’s (NYSE:ING) Asian insurance operations, according to South Korean media, Reuters reports.

BAC shares recently traded at $8.29, up $0.22, or 2.73%.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): House Republican leaders are having trouble finding enough votes to pass their $260B transportation spending bill, according to The Hill. House Speaker John Boehner said he hopes the bill will pass, the publication added.

CAT shares recently traded at $113.52, up $1.77, or 1.58%.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Cablevision (NYSE:CVC) ran a limited time promotion under which it offered a triple-play bundle of phone, TV and high-speed Internet service to new customers for just $69.95 a month, as the company tries to stem subscriber losses and undercut rival Verizon’s (NYSE:VZ) FiOS TV service, according to The New York Post.

VZ shares recently traded at $38.21, up $0.52, or 1.38%.

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