US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St extends gains, heading into close

NEW YORK Tue May 14, 2013 3:53pm EDT

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NEW YORK May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains, heading into the closing bell on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 rising 1 percent as investors bet that ongoing central bank stimulus will help propel the rally further.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 118.65 points, or 0.79 percent, to 15,210.33. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 16.29 points, or 1.00 percent, to 1,650.06. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 22.43 points, or 0.65 percent, to 3,461.22.