US STOCKS-Apple and Amazon push S&P 500 over 1 percent higher
* Crude oil prices rebound after Monday's rout
* Apple biggest boost to S&P 500, Nasdaq
* Amazon up after strong holiday results
* Pep Boys up after board finds Icahn's proposal superior
* Indexes up: Dow 1.18 pct, S&P 1.11 pct, Nasdaq 1.38 pct (Updates to afternoon)
By Noel Randewich
Dec 29 (Reuters) - Wall Street surged on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 into a small gain for the year as Amazon and Apple led tech stocks higher and recovering crude prices bolstered energy shares.
Chevron rose 1.37 percent, helping push the S&P energy sector up 0.89 percent after oil prices edged up on the prospects of colder weather in Europe and North America, raising hopes of a short-term uptick in the tepid demand that has plagued the commodity this year.
Following a recent selloff over concerns about potentially weak iPhone sales, Apple jumped 2.3 percent and was the biggest influence on the S&P and Nasdaq. Continuación...