NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The major U.S. equity averages finished with modest gains Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip in weekly initial jobless claims and improvement in domestic manufacturing data.
Investors shrugged off the latest hiccup in the eurozone as talks between Greece and its lenders about the release of additional bailout funds once again hit an impasse.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 48 points, or 0.38%, to close at 12,837. The blue-chip index has bounced nearly 2% so far this week.
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