Stocks Gain amid Earnings, Rising Oil

Crude futures rebounded above $55, while Texas Instruments, Johnson & Johnson and others reported fourth-quarter results

Stocks finished higher Tuesday, but below their best levels of the session, as rising oil prices lifted the energy sector. Investors were digesting downbeat guidance from the tech sector and a mixed batch of earnings reports. Some traders were positioning themselves ahead of tonight's State of the Union address, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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