The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 70 points to 12,462.47 Tuesday, the fourth positive session in six trading days so far this year. Tech stocks also perked up as the Nasdaq rallied up 26 points to finish at 2,702.50.

Wholesale inventories inched up 0.1% while wholesale sales climbed 1.6%. The rise in inventories was considerably less than the 0.6 percent consensus expectations, but had little impact on stocks.

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