Stocks are higher as the Dow is lifted by an advance in IBM and the Nasdaq is boosted by Google's outperformance.
The tech pioneer's push into new markets and its tendency to be tight-lipped about its plans make it exceptionally hard to read.
The search engine giant's strong holiday season bodes well for 2013.
From DuPont to Google, Tuesday's showing was nice indeed.
Wednesday highlights quarterly results from Apple and another debt ceiling vote.
A deal could be a hardware-software match made in heaven
Google and Big Blue see shares rise more than 4% as earnings are better than expected. IBM sees a solid 2013 as well. Apple recovers from an early decline. It reports results after Wednesday's close.
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