Updated from 4:32 p.m. EDTStocks in New York were mixed for most of the session, but they turned higher late Thursday and closed positive as investors waded through another set of corporate earnings and economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 95.81 points, or 1.2%, to 8125.43, and the S&P 500 rose 13.24 points, or 1.6%, to 865.30. The Nasdaq added 43.64 points, or 2.7%, to 1670.44. Technology stocks performed particularly well, with Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) and Microsoft ( MSFT) rising 5% and 4.9%, respectively, on the Dow.
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