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Updated from 1:49 p.m. EDT 21 index charged higher Monday with the markets, reinforcing the belief that last week's blackout won't hamper the anticipated economic turnaround.

The index closed the day at 1046.60, up 27.74, or 2.7%, from Friday's close, while the market rallied on a positive economic outlook despite the massive power failure in the Northeast last week. The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

rose 90.76 points, or 0.97%, and the


gained 37.48 points, or 2.2%, to close at 1,739.49.



jumped $1.41, or 4.72%, to $31.29 for its highest close since Aug. 1.

Continental Airlines

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picked up 51 cents, or 3.83%, to close at $13.82, and

General Electric

jumped $1.02, or 3.54%, to $29.80 as rumors swirled about a possible deal materializing with


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shined, up $1.03, or 2.72%, to close at $38.83.

In all, 17 components of the index reaped gains.

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leveled off at $4.72.


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took small losses.

The 21 stands 46.6 points, or 4.7%, ahead of its start on July 3, at 1000.