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Stocks Gain on Spending Bill; Portugal, Greece Yields Surge

U.S. stocks rose, erasing an early slump, as the House approved a spending bill to avert a government shutdown. Greek and Portuguese bond yields surged to records amid concern over possible debt restructurings. Gold and silver advanced, while the dollar weakened and oil rallied.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 1,314.52 at 4 p.m. in New York, erasing a slide of as much as