Europe down, Wall Street flat after consumer data (AP)

Electricians walk by a Tokyo brokerage's electronic board indicating Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average soared 378.93 points, or 4.93 percent, to 8,061.07 Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. Japanese stocks rose sharply Tuesday, as financial issues benefited from an overnight surge in European banking shares. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)AP – Most world stock markets rose Tuesday, tagging along with an upturn on Wall Street on relief that big companies like United States Steel Corp. managed to post profits in a recession.

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