Stocks rallied near session highs Tuesday, after major averages saw their biggest drop this year, boosted by a batch of upbeat earnings results and some better-than-expected economic reports.
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Brent crude futures were down $1.10 at $99.53 per barrel. It earlier hit $98.00, the lowest since July 2012.
U.S. light, sweet crude was down 69 cents to $88.02 a barrel after hitting a low of $86.06, its weakest since December 2012. Both were set for their longest losing streak since December.
Spot gold, lost 8.5 percent on Monday and dropped further to $1,321.35 an ounce, its lowest since January 2011, earlier on Tuesday.
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