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Better-than-expected earnings from industry leaders including Caterpillar and McDonald's push the Dow to log triple-digit gains for the second day in a row, its best two-day stretch of the year.
A stream of positive earnings reports keep stocks on the rise on Tuesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average logging triple-digit gains for the second day in a row.
Stock futures move higher on Tuesday, extending gains seen a day earlier, after a series of positive earnings results from the likes of DuPont, Novartis, and Rite Aid.
Novartis shares led gainers in Zurich Tuesday after the pharmaceuticals group held on to full year earnings targets and narrowly beast analysts' forecasts for first quarter earnings.