U.S. stock climbed: S&P 500 above 1,400

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday, with the S&P 500 finishing above 1,400
for the first time in nearly four years after another round of strong
economic reports on jobless claims and manufacturing.

Economic news is good today. Weekly claims were the best they've been
in four years, and indicate the strength we've seen in the last six
months is going to continue.

Extending a winning run into a seventh session, the Dow Jones
Industrial Average rose 58.66 points, or 0.4%, to 13,252.76.

The S&P 500 Index added 8.32 points, or 0.6%, to 1,402.60, its first
finish above the 1,400 level since June 5, 2008.

The Nasdaq Composite gained 15.64 points, or 0.5%, to 3,056.37.

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