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TheStreet.com 21 posted slight gains Thursday after adding about 44 points in the first two sessions of the shortened holiday week.

The index rose 7.63 points, or 0.6%, to 1111.2, largely mimicking the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

, which closed the day up 19.44 points, or 0.2%, at 9587.9, and the

Nasdaq

, which rose 16.08 points, or 0.9%, to 1868.98.

In economic news, weekly initial jobless claims rose to 413,000 from last week's revised 398,000. Elsewhere, August nonmanufacturing data beat analysts' expectations and remained at a record high of 65.1, helping the stock indices maintain moderate gains.

Twelve of the 21 components closed the day down, while nine finished higher. Of the decliners,

Maytag

( MYG) lost 84 cents, or 2.9%, to close at $27.45.

Smurfit-Stone Container

( SSCC) dropped 41 cents, or 2.5%, to $15.74, and

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shed $1, or 1.6%, to $62.

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

led the winners, jumping $1.26, or 3.8%, to $34.83.

Cisco

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gained 35 cents, or 1.7%, to $20.59 after the tech giant's investment rating was upped by Goldman Sachs.

Manpower

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edged up 53 cents, or 1.3%, to $39.99.

Overall, the index is up 111.2 points, or 11.1%, from its start at 1000 on July 3.