Summary Box: Stocks rise as Greece nears deal

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Posted: Feb 08, 2012 4:54 PM
Summary Box: Stocks rise as Greece nears deal

GREECE LIGHTENING: Greece still hasn't finalized a deal to cut what it owes bondholders, get a bailout and avoid defaulting on its debt next month. But investors seemed glad that an agreement appeared near.

BY THE NUMBERS: The Dow Jones industrial average rose six points to 12,884. The S&P 500 rose three to 1,350. The Nasdaq composite rose 12 to 2,916.

TAKING A GAMBLE: Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. went public on Wednesday, and investors came to the table in packs. Shares shot up 71 percent to $15.39 after Caesars priced them at $9 Tuesday evening.