U.S. stocks rose Thursday in a thinly-traded session as investors focused on signs of strength in the economy before calling it a year.
The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) rose
136 points, or 1.1%, to end at 12,287. The S&P 500 (SPX) added 13 points, or 1.1%, to 1,263. The Nasdaq (COMP) gained 24 points, or 0.9%, to 2,614.
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