Stock Market Today: Stocks Rise on Optimistic Inflation Data, Retail Earnings

Walmart (WMT) and Home Depot (HD) gained ground after reporting Q3 earnings beats.

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Stocks bolted out of the gate Tuesday after another data point showed inflation eased in October. The major markets pared some of these earlier gains in afternoon trading amid reports Russian missiles crossed into Poland, a member of NATO, but they still managed to end the day higher.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.