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GDP, earnings reports lift stocks

Posted: January 31, 2014 at 1:48 a.m.

Denver Broncos Executive VP of Football Operations John Elway signs an autograph for a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, before opening bell ceremonies, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK — Stocks rose sharply Thursday, with large parts of the market erasing Wednesday’s losses, as investors cheered a batch of strong earnings and data that showed the U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

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