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U.S. stocks close higher amid data, earnings

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

NEW YORK, March 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday as investors digested the country's key economic data as well as the latest corporate earnings reports.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 138.93 points, or 0.54 percent, to 25,848.87. The S&P 500 rose 14.00 points, or 0.50 percent, to 2,822.48. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 57.62 points, or 0.76 percent, to 7,688.53.
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