The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 28.2 points, or 0.2%, at 12,980. The S&P 500 rose 8.4 points, or 0.6%, at 1374. The Nasdaq gained 22.1 points, or 0.7%, at 2989.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks closed higher as investors weighed improved reads on jobless claims data against disappointing manufacturing and construction spending numbers.
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