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U.S. Stocks End Higher, Rise For 2nd Day In Row

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday following a choppy session, bouncing back from a sizable drop that came after reports of fighting on the ground in Ukraine. The main indexes closed a little under their morning highs, which came as blue chips Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson & Johnson Inc. delivered upbeat earnings reports. The S&P 500 rose 12.37, or 0.7%, to end at 1842.98, according to preliminary FactSet data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 89.26, or 0.6%, to close at 16,262.50. The Nasdaq Composite tacked on 11.47, or 0.3%, to finish at 4,034.16. Each index gained for the second day in a row.Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc....

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