Stocks Finish with Strong Gains

Investors scooped up beaten-down equities amid some positive earnings and economic news

The major indexes streaked higher on Tuesday thanks to upbeat corporate results, with strong profits from Dow component Verizon Communications (VZ ) helping drive the blue-chip market gauge back over the psychologically important 10,000 mark. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 123.22 points, or 1.24%, at 10,085.14. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index finished ahead 10.76 points, or 0.99%, at 1,094.83. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite gained 30.08 points, or 1.64%, to 1,869.10.

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