Wall St. rises, buoyed by drug sector deal (Reuters)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, January 26, 2009. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)Reuters – Stocks rose in choppy trade on Monday, lifted by optimism over a $68 billion takeover in the drug industry that offset a grim warning about the year ahead from Caterpillar and worries over the state of the financial sector.

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