Dow ends up nearly 200 points on strong earnings

The S&P 500 and the Dow closed higher Tuesday as corporate earnings continued to surprise on the upside. Among high-profile companies that reported this week, Google Inc. stole the spotlight by turning in second-quarter results that were significantly ahead of expectations, antitrust fine notwithstanding. The S&P 500 rose 13 points, or 0.5%, to 2,820 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 196 points, or 0.8%, to 25,240. The Nasdaq Composite Index bucked the trend to slip 1 point to 7,840.