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Indexes close higher on Spain optimism

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Stocks rose, giving the S&P 500 its biggest 2012 weekly rally, on optimism that weekend talks among European finance officials may result in a bailout for Spain. Walmart, JPMorgan Chase, and Intel climbed to pace gains among big companies. Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources fell on news it is shutting mines and closing offices.

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