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US stocks rise, led by technology companies

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NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging economic reports are sending stock prices higher on Wall Street. Wages and spending rose in the U.S. last month, and pending home sales hit a three-year high. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 66 points to 14,779 at noon Eastern time Monday, a gain of 0.4 percent. The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes reached the highest level since...