Stocks rallied modestly in Tuesday's trading session as investors rushed in to snap up some of the discounts that were left in the wake of Monday's carnage. The Final Tally: Standard & Poor's 500: +0.85 percent to 1,756.69 Dow Jones Industrial Average: +0.55 percent to 15,458.05 Nasdaq: +0.92 percent to 4,033.79 Our Top Stories: Today's modest rally prompts George Brooks to ask a very simple but crucial question, how far can it go ? In the wake of Arthur Chu's success on the show, Joe Goldman takes a look at the most controversial Jeopardy champions . Jacob Harper discusses the prospects for clean fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power ( PLUG ) . The stock has been making impressive gains this year based on a number of factors. Michael Teague takes a peek at the Small-Cap Stars from the Basic Materials sector that are loved by analysts and funds alike . Furiex Pharmaceuticals ( FURX ) added over 140 percent in Tuesday trading. Joel Anderson has the details . On the S&P 500: Tech stocks rose on heavy volume, with Cisco Systems ( CSCO ) , Facebook ( FB ) , AT&T ( T ) and Yahoo ! ( YHOO ) all up about 2 percent. Financials and services were also higher by the closing bell, with Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS ) up over 17 percent after releasing another spectacular earnings report, and JPMorgan Chase ( JPM ) and Citigroup ( C ) also trading higher. On the Dow: The day's rally was least beneficial to the Dow, with industrial giants Boeing ( B ) and United Technologies ($UTX) down about one percent each. On the top end, however, pharmaceutical companies were the name of the game, with Merck & Co. ( MRK ) and Pfizer Inc. ($PFZ) both up 2.75 percent. On the Nasdaq: Plug Power Inc ( PLUG ) was one of the day's best performing tech stocks, with a gain of 15 percent, but the company was still behind semiconductor manufacturer ATMI Inc. , whose shares saw a 25 percent increase. Meanwhile, Zynga Inc. ( ZNGA ) extended it's rally, adding another two percent, while BlackBerry ( BBRY ) was up by almost six percent.
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