A person walks at the Wall Street subway stop in New York City.
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U.S. equities surged on Tuesday, helped by a bevy of bullish news, including a historic jump in retail sales and positive data from a study in a coronavirus treatment. Stocks were also helped by reports that the Trump administration is preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell testifies before Congress on Tuesday.
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