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US stocks rise, helped by Facebook, GDP

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher on Wall Street after the government reported strong growth in the U.S. economy and Facebook had a big earnings gain. The market was recovering from a steep decline the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 149 points, or 1 percent, to 15,888 as of noon Eastern time Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 22 points, or 1.3 percent, to...

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