Stocks ready for a second day of gains as Australia hikes rates

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U.S. stocks are set for higher open Tuesday morning, ready for second day of gains to continue Monday's rally when U.S. stocks bounced back from a two-week selloff. All three major indices gained at least 1 percent Monday ahead of the upcoming third quarter earnings season to be kicked Wednesday when Alcoa (AA) -- the first of the Dow industrials -- reports. This morning, investors were positively reassured when Australia became the first G-20 economy to raise interest rates, fueling optimism about the global economic recovery.

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S&P 500 2,259.53 13.34 0.59%
DJIA 19,756.85 142.04 0.72%
NASDAQ 5,444.50 27.14 0.50%
DAX 11,203.63 24.21 0.22%
HANG SENG 22,760.98 -100.86 -0.44%
NIKKEI 225 18,996.37 230.90 1.23%
USD (per EUR) 1.06 -0.01 -0.57%
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