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Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of declines
Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of declines

Positive earnings news from Alcoa gave the stock market a modest lift Wednesday, helping reverse a two-day decline. Corporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines. The market opened higher and remained modestly higher throughout the day. Stocks climbed further after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting in June. The biggest gainer in the Standard & Poor's 500 index was Alcoa. The aluminum giant's earnings, which investors consider to be the official start of the quarterly corporate earnings season, came in well above Wall Street's expectations. Alcoa earned $138 million, or 18 cents a...

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