The three major averages finished well off the session's highs, however, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 60 points, or 0.5%, at 12,482, after rising more than 150 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 closed up 5 points, or 0.4%, to 1,294 and the Nasdaq gained 17 points, or 0.6%, to 2,728.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks rose Tuesday as investors looked to promising economic data from around the globe, including signs that China will avoid a hard landing.
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