"U.S. stocks shook off their post-election slump Monday, recording their biggest gain in more than two months. Investors appeared more optimistic about a deal to avoid a federal budget crisis and were encouraged by a pair of corporate earnings reports."
"For the year: The Dow is up 578.40 points, or 4.7 percent. The S&P 500 is up 129.29 points, or 10.3 percent. The Nasdaq is up 310.92 points, or 11.9 percent."
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