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U.S. stocks closed solidly higher Thursday, driven by solid earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies. The gains broke a two-day losing streak for the market and pushed the Nasdaq composite to a record high.

Technology companies, health care stocks and consumer product makers accounted for some of the biggest gains. Energy and utilities stocks declined.

On Thursday:

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 21.02 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,585.64.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 187.08 points, or 0.8 percent, to 23,458.36.

The Nasdaq added 87.08 points, or 1.3 percent, to 6,793.29.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 22.79 points, or 1.6 percent, to 1,486.88.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 3.34 points, or 0.1 percent.

The Dow is up 36.15 points, or 0.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 42.35 points, or 0.6 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 11.61 points, or 0.8 percent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 346.81 points, or 15.5 percent.

The Dow is up 3,695.76 points, or 18.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,410.17 points, or 26.2 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 129.75 points, or 9.6 percent.

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