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US stocks head higher after US reports surprisingly strong growth in the third quarter

December 20, 2013 - 8:46 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stocks are rising on Wall Street, pushing the market further into record territory, after the U.S. raised its estimate for third-quarter economic growth.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 81 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 16,260 in midday trading Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 10 points, 0.6 per cent, to 1,820. The Nasdaq composite rose 40 points, or 1 per cent, to 4,098.

The economy grew 4.1 per cent from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011, the government reported. A pickup in consumer spending drove the growth.

Red Hat jumped $9.44, or 19 per cent, to $58.44 after the software company said its earnings rose nearly 50 per cent and beat Wall Street's expectations.

CarMax plunged $4.88, or 9 per cent, to $48.22 after its earnings missed analysts' estimates.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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