Wall St. rises as Fed backs banks (Reuters)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears on a television screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Reuters – Stocks hit session highs on Tuesday, with all three major indexes up more than 2 percent as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s commitment to keep banks healthy motivated investors to buy beaten-down shares.

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