Stocks Rise on Earnings News

Some upbeat profit reports lifted sentiment. Investors' main focus in the next session will be Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night

Stocks finished Tuesday solidly in the green. Investors took heart from encouraging earnings reports from big companies and some positive economic data. Negative forward earnings guidance and uncertainty about a possible war with Iraq muted gains, as investors looked ahead to President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

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