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Stocks rise as US manufacturing expands

Published: Thu, February 20, 2014 @ 3:22 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose today after a survey showed that U.S. manufacturing expanded at the fastest pace in almost four years. The report helped offset a weak survey on Chinese manufacturing.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,839 as of 2:43 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,142. The Nasdaq composite climbed 24 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,262.


1dontbeafool(786 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It is Obama's fault! Wait, this is good, nevermind.

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2gdog4766(1253 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Doubled the Dow, cut the deficit, stuck with paying off two wars. DAM YOU OBAMA,DAM YOU!

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3dontbeafool(786 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It was because of the policies that Bush put into place before Obama took office.

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4IslandMike(676 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Fixed Noise Channel would be proclaiming that Romney had saved the world from economic peril had he been elected. I guess they'll have to stick with their highly intellectual chatter about ObamaCare and Santa being white. Megan Kelly is rumored to be attending a very formal Tea Party dinner where the dress code is black tie and white sheet.

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