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Deal news, jobless claims push stocks higher
Deal news, jobless claims push stocks higher

Another quiet day, another quiet record. Stocks rose modestly Thursday, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index to another record high. Investors rallied behind a bidding war in the food industry as well as a somewhat positive report on the U.S. labor market. The S&P 500 rose 10.25 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,920.03, closing above Tuesday's record of 1,911.11. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 65.56 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,698.74 and the Nasdaq composite rose 22.87 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,247.95. Among the biggest gainers was deli meat and hotdog maker Hillshire Brands, which jumped $7.95, or 18 percent, to $52.76. Only two days after Pilgrim's...

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