Stocks up on new home deals, job growth prospects
Published 12/29/2011, AP Business Writer
Better news on the job market and home sales sent stocks higher on Wall Street Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 135 points, nearly making up its 140-point loss from the day before. The S&P 500 edged back into the black for 2011, with just one more day of trading left in the year.Word count: 592
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