Stocks advance on speculation of easing tension in Ukraine

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a two-week high, as speculation the crisis in Ukraine won’t escalate overshadowed weaker-than- estimated economic data. Kohl’s Corp. added 3.4 percent to a four-month high after quarterly results beat estimates. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gained 0.1 percent after reporting stagnant same-store sales…

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