The market is up 21 points. The Dow Jones was up 49 points at 16,868 -- The market started the day on a weak note after disappointing economic data but quickly recovered, supported by the view that the data was historical and some good corporate earnings have been achieved since. Health Care was the best performing sectors, assisted by reports of industry consolidation. Materials and Technology companies also did well. Consumer Staples and Financials lagged. Volume was below average although in line with more recent levels and the market traded in an 84 point range.