Wall Street ends higher on euro zone hopes

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 179.67 points, or 1.58 percent, at 11,576.67, according to the latest available figures. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 24.39 points, or 2.03 percent, at 1,225.25. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 42.51 points, or 1.63 percent, at 2,657.43.

(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Kenneth Barry)