Gains in shares of McDonald's and those of Boeing, each up 4.9 percent, helped propel the Dow higher.
The Dow advanced, propelled by gains in shares of Boeing and those of Cisco, up 6.4 percent and 1.7 percent respectively.
Microsoft's latest quarterly results failed to meet the mark, particularly in commercial licensing revenue, its historic bellwether business.
Stoxx Europe 600 Index ended the day with a 0.6 percent increase from the previous close.
ECB said it plans to buy 60 billion euros worth of assets per month, starting in March until at least the end of September 2016.
European equity markets rebounded from losses after the report.
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