The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 69.8 points, or 0.6%, to close at 12,462. Only seven out of 30 components on the index slipped. Gains were led by Bank of America ( BAC) and Caterpillar ( CAT), while Cisco ( CSCO) and General Electric ( GE) were among the few Dow stocks that declined. The S&P 500 was up 11.4 points, or 0.9%, at 1292. The Nasdaq added 25.9 points, or 1%, at 2703.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stocks finished on an upbeat note Tuesday as investors cheered a decent start to the U.S. earnings season.
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