LONDON, March 26 European shares rose on
Tuesday, trading near session highs, as investors snapped up
shares in large multinationals such as miners, heartened by data
showing continued gradual improvement in the U.S. economy.
The FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.2 percent at 1,188.81
by 1441 GMT, mirroring gains on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones
industrial average ahead 0.6 percent.
Data showed demand for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods
surged in February, suggesting factory activity continued to
expand at a moderate pace, even though a gauge of planned
business spending slipped after surging the previous month.