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Indexes rise on Bernanke, earnings results

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Stocks rose this week after Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said he will keep stimulating the economy and Europe agreed to increase rescue funds. Among companies, Pfizer climbed 3.8 percent after a Goldman Sachs analyst said the drug maker may split itself up. And Red Hat jumped 15 percent after the Linux software maker forecast earnings that beat analysts’ estimates.

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