Stocks waver as big earnings week begins

U.S. stocks gained Monday as investors braced for a jam-packed week of corporate earnings and contemplated the Federal Reserve’s next rate move ahead of the central bank’s meeting later this month.

The S&P 500 (^GSPC) advanced 0.9%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) added about 240 points, or 0.7%. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) again led the way higher, rallying 1.5%.

All eyes were on Salesforce (CRM) Monday morning after the news hedge fund Elliott Investment…

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