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Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed
Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed

NEW YORK — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of morning, then turned broadly higher in the afternoon on gains in health care and utility stocks. "The economy continues to improve in the U.S., and there's still an accommodative Fed," said Brad Sorensen, director of market and sector research at the Schwab Center for Financial Research. "We think the bull market has further to run." The Fed has held a key short-term interest rates close to zero for more than five years, making it cheaper for companies and consumers to...

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