(CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed near session highs Tuesday, the first trading day of December, shaking off intraday pressure from weak manufacturing data. ( Tweet This )
"We're in December rally mode right now. The calendar's certainly on our side and that's getting a lot of play," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities.
Stocks attempted to recover session highs with about 30 minutes to the close. The Dow Jones industrial average gained more than 150 points and the S&P 500 topped the psychologically key level of 2,100.
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