Stocks in U.S. Trim Advance on Concern Over German, French Credit Outlooks

U.S. stocks trimmed gains as the Financial Times reported that Standard & Poor’s will put France and Germany on “creditwatch negative.”

The S&P 500 rose 1.1 percent to 1,257.69 at 1:50 p.m. in New York after climbing as much as 1.8 percent earlier.

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