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After some wobbling, stocks close higher on solid earnings

Oct 17, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire
Financial Results

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors welcomed another batch of encouraging quarterly results from big companies.

A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also helped put traders in a buying mood.

The gains erased the market's modest losses from the day before. Despite a choppy week of trading, the benchmark S&P 500 index is on track for its second straight weekly gain.

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