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Stocks Rise as Fed Chairman’s Testimony Continues

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as investors parsed another wave of U.S. earnings reports and the Federal Reserve signalled the economy is accelerating. Corporate earnings season is off to a robust start, with about 8% of firms in the S&P 500 having reported so far. Investors hope that earnings season will offer a spark for stocks, which were under pressure for much of June amid trade-related worries.