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News Summary: Stocks Up Ahead of Company Earnings

COMPANY EARNINGS: Cautious optimism about corporate earnings sent the stock market higher on Monday. U.S. companies start reporting their second-quarter results this week. RUSSELL RECORD: The Russell 2000, an index of small companies closed at a record 1,009.25. The index has gained 18.8 percent this year as investors have become more comfortable buying riskier stocks. Gains for the index have outpaced…