Dow up nearly 700 points, stocks build on gains as earnings season picks up steam

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U.S. stocks rose sharply Tuesday, on track for their best session in nearly a month, as the dollar retreated and corporate earnings have mostly kept ahead of expectations.

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On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 216 points, or 0.7%, erasing an earlier gain of more than 350 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite each fell 0.8%. The S&P 500 has fallen six of the last seven sessions and has shed 19.6% year-to-date.

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