Consumer sector leads as Wall St rallies | Reuters

NEW YORK Wall Street minted its second straight session of solid gains on Tuesday, as investors snatched up beaten-down consumer discretionary, industrial and tech stocks.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 220.72 points, or 1.38 percent, to 16,194.56, the S&P 500 gained 30.69 points, or 1.65 percent, to 1,895.47 and the Nasdaq Composite added 98.44 points, or 2.27 percent, to 4,435.96.

The S&P 500 posted its largest two-day percentage gain since August.

(Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

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Published Date: Feb 17, 2016 02:45 AM | Updated Date: Feb 17, 2016 02:45 AM

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