DO NOT PUB: Wall St closes with modest gains on earnings

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Solid results from Citigroup Inc helped the S&P 500 end higher for an eighth straight day, the longest such streak since mid-January, though weak retail sales figures limited the gains.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 20.04 points, or 0.13 per cent, to end unofficially at 15,484.34. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 2.32 points, or 0.14 per cent, to finish unofficially at 1,682.51. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 7.41 points, or 0.21 per cent, to close unofficially at 3,607.49.