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Stocks Gain With Commodities on U.S. Data, China Bets

Stocks rose, halting a four-day slump in Europe and Asia, and commodities surged as growth in U.S. home sales and durable-goods orders topped forecasts and speculation grew that China will add to economic stimulus. The euro weakened for a third day. Treasuries were little changed.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index advanced 0.9 percent to 1,331.85 at 4 p.m. in New York. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added