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Stocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple results
Stocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple results

U.S. stocks were solidly higher in early trading Tuesday, the market's fourth straight day of advances, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly earnings from Apple and others. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 90 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,486 as of 9:50 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 19 points, or 1 percent, to 1,923 and the Nasdaq composite rose 53 points, or 1.2 percent, to 4,369. CHINA RELIEF: China's economy expanded by 7.3 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier. Although growth slowed slightly from the previous quarter's 7.5 percent, analysts had expected a more marked...