US STOCKS-Wall St up on Greek deal hopes but energy drops

martes 10 de febrero de 2015 12:31 GYT

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* Indexes up: Dow 0.26 pct, S&P 0.36 pct, Nasdaq 0.52 pct (Adds data, updates to late morning)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday on hopes a deal in Greek debt negotiations was drawing closer and on Coca-Cola earnings, but a drop in energy shares served to cap the advance.

A report by MNSI, citing sources, said the European Commission will introduce a compromise proposal in which Greece should ask for a six-month period to discuss with lenders any pending issues and post-bailout plan.

The Commission said there was no formal proposal for resolving Greece's debt problems, although talks were intensive ahead of a series of meetings of euro zone finance ministers and EU leaders in Brussels.

"The focus right now is Greece but it's really beyond Greece as well. Greece is certainly the test case here, it is the poorest child," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment officer of Solaris Group in Bedford Hills, New York.   Continuación...