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Sequestration means defense spending may be reduced by some $46 billion a year. Wall Street seems to be betting that many of the cuts won't materialize. The gains come as stocks rebound from Monday's slump.
Despite the threat of sequestration, UBS is positive on some of the biggest defense contractors.
McDonald's, Starbucks and defense industry mainstays report earnings. December home sales likely move homebuilders. Chipotle shakes off weak pre-announcement.
The fiscal deal sparks construction and defense stocks for now. Alcoa and Constellation Brands will report earnings.
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