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Restaurant stocks rise on jobs report

Investors show optimism for economic recovery

Positive news from a jobs report this week fueled a stock rally Friday that had investors optimistic about economic recovery.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 15,000 for the first time in early trading, and the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index passed 1,600, which news reports described as psychologically significant milestones. The NASDAQ was also trading at its highest level in more than 12 years.

The bullish reaction was a response to new numbe

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