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Stock Market Today: April 17, 2014

Stocks on Thursday closed out the holiday shortened week in relatively quiet fashion, but posted nice gains overall for the four-day period. Stocks bounced back this week after last week’s bruising, which saw 2%-3% declines on the major averages after selling in high-priced tech and biotech shares spilled over into the broader market.    Read more

Retail Sales Surge In March, Beating Estimates

Retail sales surged by a formidable 1.1% in March, better than the expected increase of 0.8%. That increase was the biggest one-month uptick since September of 2012.    Read more

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