Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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U.S. stocks advanced following the first presidential debate, as banks rebounded and retailers gained after a jump in consumer confidence, overshadowing a selloff in crude oil that dragged energy shares lower.The S&P 500 Index added 0.4 percent to 2,154.65 at 11:44 a.m. in New York, after falling 0.9 percent yesterday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 87.86 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,182.69, while the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 0.6 percent.Deutsche Bank AG trimmed a retreat to 0.6 percent in U.S. trading after a 2.4 percent drop.
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