U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as the pound hit a 31-year low against the dollar, sending European stocks higher. The pound plunged following assurances from U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that the two-year withdrawal from the European Union would begin in March 2017. Netflix (NFLX) shares were in focus amid rumors Disney (DIS) may be interested in acquiring the video streaming service. Last week, Disney was also linked to merger interest with Twitter (TWTR) . Darden Restaurants (DRI) , the parent company of Olive Garden, rose 5% after reporting a 2% increase in same-store sales for its most recent quarter. The company also raised its full year earnings guidance. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street.
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