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7:01 AM, Mar 4, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - Investors are wondering if this week's market will be as volatile as last week's.

Stocks edged higher Friday, as an upturn in manufacturing outweighed the threat of looming cuts to government spending.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 35 points at 14,089 Friday, overcoming an early loss of 116 points.

The S&P 500 index rose 3 ½ to 1,518. The Nasdaq rose 9 ½ to 3,169.

Four stocks rose for every three that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading volume was average, 3.7 billion shares.






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