S&P 500 Ends At Five-Year High On Banks, Materials

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Bank and commodity shares led the Standard & Poor's 500 to a fresh five-year closing high on Tuesday on hopes that the global economy continues to mend.

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Bank and commodity shares led the Standard & Poor's 500 to a fresh five-year closing high on Tuesday on hopes that the global economy continues to mend.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 62.43 points or 0.46 percent, to end unofficially at 13,712.13. The S&P 500 .SPX gained 6.52 points or 0.44 percent to finish unofficially at 1,492.50. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 8.47 points or 0.27 percent to close unofficially at 3,143.18.

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