Stocks Finish Solidly Higher

Moves in equities and Treasury yields indicate increasing confidence that the Fed will ease interest rates on Sept. 18

U.S. stock indexes ended higher on Tuesday, though below their best levels of the session, as the markets seemed to be gaining confidence that economic signals will compel the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates at its policy meeting two weeks from now. Economic data released Tuesday came in weaker than expected, but weren't bad enough to confirm that the tumult that's hit financial markets will hamper future economic growth.

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