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US stocks rise on strong economic data

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Strong manufacturing and confidence data coupled with a positive outlook for corporate reports pushed stocks higher. Investors watch manufacturing and confidence numbers because factories and consumers are crucial players in the economic recovery. Also fueling gains Thursday was anticipation about the October jobs report, due Friday.

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