Market rides wave of optimism

Posted: December 19, 2012 at 4:26 a.m.

Stocks climbed Tuesday on Wall Street, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 to its highest level in two months on optimism that lawmakers are closing in on a budget deal that will stop the U.S. from going over the “fiscal cliff” at the beginning of next year.

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Business, Pages 29 on 12/19/2012