Wall St gains on German data; Fed eyed

NEW YORK Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:14pm IST

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 10, 2012.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rose on Tuesday after unexpectedly cheery data out of Europe and as the Federal Reserve was set to kick off a two-day policy meeting.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 50.99 points, or 0.39 percent, at 13,220.87. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX was up 5.64 points, or 0.40 percent, at 1,424.19. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 18.42 points, or 0.62 percent, at 3,005.38.

(Reporting By Angela Moon; Editing by Kenneth Barry)

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