The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 97 points, or 0.5%, at 12,545. The S&P 500 was up 14 points, or 1.1%, at 1,308. The Nasdaq rose 42 points, or 1.5%, to 2,770.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks rose Wednesday, with the S&P 500 settling above 1,300 for the first time since late July, as investors looked to a confluence of positive news, from Goldman Sachs earnings to the possibility of more debt funding for Europe.
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