Monday, November 19, 2012 4:43 pm
News Summary: US stocks rise on fiscal optimism
By The Associated Press
TYSON KNOCKOUT: A pair of strong corporate earnings reports from Lowe's and Tyson Foods supported the rally.
CLIFF NOTES: Traders appear more confident that leaders will strike a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a package of government spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect next year unless Congress and the White House can strike a deal.