Stocks Edge Up Despite Oil Price Jump

Investors found comfort in merger news and an unexpected bump up in fourth-quarter economic growth, while crude oil spiked to $66

Stocks managed to finish higher in a see-saw session Thursday despite a spike in oil prices as Iran bickers with Britain over hostages. A report showed economic growth was unexectedly revised higher for the fourth quarter, and there was some merger news. S&P reports that the market could be volatile as traders square positions at the end of the month and quarter.

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