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Wall Street ends up for third straight session; inflation data ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street climbed on Tuesday for a third straight session, buoyed by Amazon.com <AMZN.O> and Apple <AAPL.O>, while investors focused on inflation data on Wednesday that could upset the market's fragile recovery - or clear the way for more gains.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 39.18 points, or 0.16 percent, to 24,640.45, the S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 6.97 points, or 0.26 percent, to 2,662.97 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 31.55 points, or 0.45 percent, to 7,013.51.

(Reporting by Caroline ValetkevitchEditing by Jonathan Oatis)