U.S. Stocks Close Higher on Payroll Anticipation - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

The S&P 500 extended gains to a fourth day on Thursday, putting it on the cusp of a new five-year high if Friday's jobs report shows encouraging signs for the labor market. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose only slightly last week after a big drop the week before, the Labor Department reported on Thursday, leading to hopes that Friday's closely watched non-farm payrolls report would show improvement. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 80.75 points,



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