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    The S&P 500 extended its winning streak to six straight sessions, finishing higher by 0.41%. The Nasdaq finished up 0.97%. Guy Adami, managing director of stockmonster.com, said momentum names including Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and biotech stocks still look good on the long side.

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    NEW YORK-- The U.S. stock market closed higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its winning streak to six days, the longest streak of gains since September 2013.. Investors welcomed better-than-expected results from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG), while a flurry of deal news in the health-care sector added to positive sentiment. The S&P 500 ended the day 7.66 points, or 0.4%, higher at 1,879.55, rising for six straight sessions.

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    NEW YORK-- U.S. stocks inched higher on Tuesday as investors weighed a mixed bag of earnings. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) beat expectations, however McDonald's earnings fell more than expected. Netflix, Inc (NFLX) earnings results after the market close on Monday surprised investors who immediately rewarded the stock.

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    *TSX closes up 62.29 points, or 0.43 percent, at 14,555.97* Valeant soars after bid for Botox maker; CP Rail up on cheery outlook By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, April 22- Canada's main stock index notched a solid gain on Tuesday, helped by a surge in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX) after it said it planned to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc and an upbeat outlook...

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    Shares of Yingli Green Energy Holdings Co. Ltd.  closed up 7.89% to $4.51 today. The vertically integrated photovoltaic product manufacturer said its subsidiaries in China and France agreed to cooperate with an unnamed French PV module manufacturer to satisfy the requirements of the French national tender program.

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     Juniper Networks was gaining 0.5% to $26 in after-hours trading Tuesday after beating analysts' expectations for revenue in the first quarter. The network infrastructure maker posted earnings of 29 cents a share in the first quarter, in-line with analysts' expectations.

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    NEW YORK-- AT&T (T) was falling -1.6% to $35.71 in after-hours trading Tuesday despite beating analysts' expectations for earnings in the first quarter and adding more than one million wireless subscribers. Revenue increased 3.5% from the year-ago period to $32.47 billion, in-line with estimates from analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

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    By Myra P. Saefong and William L. Watts, MarketWatch. SAN FRANCISCO-- Oil futures dropped Tuesday, with the May contract settling at a two-week low, pressured by expectations for a rise in weekly U.S. crude inventories as the contract expired at the session's close. Crude oil for May delivery fell $2.24, or 2.2%, to settle at $102.13 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on the contract's expiration day.

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    NEW YORK-- Treasury prices were mostly lower Tuesday ahead of a sale of 2- year Treasury notes, which begins a $96 billion sale of debt this week. The benchmark 10- year note yield, which rises as prices fall, was up slightly at 2.722%. The 5- year note yield edged up half a basis point to 1.729%, and the 30- year bond yield slipped half a basis point to 3.519%.

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    TheStreet's Jim Cramer acknowledges that McDonald's  did not meet estimates in its first-quarter earnings report, but investors do not care. Cramer notes the stock yields 3.25%, which makes it a bond market equivalent stock. Cramer also points out McDonald's (MCD) missed the quarter when it was at $96, fell to $94 and then made a straight shot up to $100.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Gold futures on Tuesday to settle at their lowest level in three weeks. "There's nothing specific about today's gold decline," said Colin Cieszynski, senior market analyst at CMC Markets. "It's part of an overall outflow from defensive havens back into risk markets," he said, pointing out that stocks and resource currencies climbed.

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     MGM Resorts International  rose Tuesday after the average daily run rate in Macau increased. The rate increased to MOP 1.15 billion, or approximately $144 million, for the week ended April 21.

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    * Spot gold on track for fourth consecutive daily loss. * Wage talks restart in strike-hit S.African platinum sector. By Frank Tang and Jan Harvey. Gold prices dropped to their lowest in more than two months on Tuesday, weighed down by gains on Wall Street stocks and as outflows from physical gold funds pointed to weak investment appetite.

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    U.S. stocks climbed Tuesday amid pharmaceutical deals headlines and better-than-expected existing-home sales. Netflix (NFLX) was popping after its quarterly earnings call, contributing to sharp gains in the Nasdaq. WATCH: More market update videos on TheStreet TV.