Stocks, boosted by earnings, close higher
Stocks shot higher Tuesday as investors continue to watch over quarterly profit reports, including an earnings beat from Dow component Merck. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 86.63 points, or 0.5%, to 16,535.37, led by a 3.6% gain by Merck.
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