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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as reports showing industrial output and job postings were rising. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index advanced 59.13 points, or 2.1 percent, to 2,809.92. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 547.87 points,...

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Russian and Egyptian presidents meet to boost trade

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for talks focusing on ways to boost trade between the two nations. The two leaders have developed a close personal rapport and are seeking to expand bilateral ties, which have strengthened considerably over the past few years. Opening Wednesday's talks in...