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Stocks open higher on hopes for jobs, more stimulus
Stocks open higher on hopes for jobs, more stimulus

U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Thursday, boosted by a combination of positive economic news from the U.S. and expectations of stimulus from Europe's central bank. The price of oil is also showing tentative signs of stabilizing. The stock market is bouncing back from a tough start to 2015. Investors bid shares up sharply for a second straight day Thursday, erasing losses from the first few days of the year. The gains were driven by a combination of positive economic news from the U.S. and hopes for stimulus from Europe's central bank. The price of oil is also showing signs of stability after six months of heavy losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500...

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