Stocks are higher as the Dow is lifted by an advance in IBM and the Nasdaq is boosted by Google's outperformance.
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Wednesday highlights quarterly results from Apple and another debt ceiling vote.
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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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