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Stocks close higher after down day yesterday
Stocks close higher after down day yesterday

Major U.S. stock indexes mounted a solid comeback Wednesday, recovering their losses from the prior day and finishing on track for a weekly gain. It was the Dow Jones industrial average's biggest gain in five weeks. In the absence of any major new economic data, investors focused on companies reporting quarterly earnings or otherwise garnering headlines. Tiffany & Co. was a favorite early on, vaulting more than 9 percent on a sharp increase in earnings and revenue. Traders also cheered news of Netflix's plans to make a deeper foray into Europe, sending the Internet video service's shares up 5 percent. Investors got a closer look at discussions held by the Federal...

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