Stocks rose at the open on Tuesday as euro-zone finance ministers worked to refine a 750 billion euro ($930 billion) bailout plan and Wal-Mart and Home Depot posted solid earnings.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> added 76.55 points, or 0.72 percent, to 10,702.38. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 8.37 points, or 0.74 percent, to 1,145.31. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 20.12 points, or 0.85 percent, to 2,374.35.
(Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)