The data and upgrade tempered unease over the yet-to-be detailed European rescue deal for debt-ridden Greece.
The energy and technology sectors were also among the top boosts.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 87.29 points, or 0.87 percent, at 10,125.67. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 7.46 points, or 0.70 percent, at 1,075.59. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 22.06 points, or 1.03 percent, at 2,169.93.
(Reporting by Ellis Mnyandu; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)