Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 25, 2014 in New York City. While the Dow finished up nearly 76 points, a new record close was set for the S&P 500. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP
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World stock indexes rose Tuesday and European bond yields fell on expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and on strong U.S. data.MSCI's all-country world index rose 0.3 percent.In Europe, the broad FTSEurofirst 300 index added 0.68 percent. Strong U.S. data on durable goods orders and consumer confidence underpinned gains in U.S. stocks. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 6.46 points, or 0.32 percent, at 2,004.38 . The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 13.33 points, or 0.29 percent, at 4,570.67 .
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