Stocks Find Their Footing

Major indexes posted solid gains Monday after last week's rout. Upcoming economic data may hold the key to further recovery

Stocks finished impressively higher Monday, overcoming initial skittishness following last week's sell-off. Investors were cheered by some positive earnings reports and ongoing evidence of sustained M&A momentum with a $4.9 billion sale of businesses by Ingersoll-Rand (IR).

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