Stocks climb on confidence that a budget deal between White House and Congress is close

  • Article by: STEVE ROTHWELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 18, 2012 - 5:14 PM

NEW YORK - Stocks climbed on Wall Street Tuesday, pushing the Standard and 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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