Investors came back refreshed and eager to buy Monday, pushing stocks from most every industry higher and suggesting that perhaps -- finally -- the market has stabilized in the aftermath of the debt rating downgrade and sustained gains will become the rule rather than exception.

The tech-laden Nasdaq moved up 47 points, or 1.9%, to close at 2,555.20 while the S&P 500 rallied up 25.68 points, or 2.2%, to finish at 1,204.49.

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