Stocks Finish Higher

An end-of-session rally propelled the major indexes after flat trading for most of the session

Stocks finished higher Thursday, after a rally into the end of the session. The day's news included a decline in durable goods orders, and an as-expected report on first-time jobless claims. The late-day gains could have been a sign of bargain hunting as stocks steadily climb back after the sharp losses on Tuesday, says Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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