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Stocks move higher a day after a slump
Stocks move higher a day after a slump

U.S. stocks rose modestly in midday trading Wednesday, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 110 points, or 0.6 percent, to 18,151 as of 12:05 p.m. Eastern. The Dow sank 190 points on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 15 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,119 and the Nasdaq composite added 47 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,080. MERGER APPROVAL: Tobacco companies Lorillard and Reynolds American rose after the Federal Trade Commission gave its tacit approval to the companies' $27.4 billion merger. Lorillard, maker of Newport cigarettes, was up 82 cents,...

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