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Strong earnings and job news give stocks a lift

After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.Investors welcomed better-than-expected quarterly results from several companies, including Ford, Coach and Harley-Davidson. Homebuilder stocks surged.Even energy stocks, which were down most of the day, recovered in concert with a slight uptick in oil prices. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 8 cents to … Continue reading