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Stock Market Up On Employment News

We hope we're not jinxing things by reporting that as mid-day approaches, there's a nice little rally underway on Wall Street.

Over at, the charts show the Dow Jones industrial average up about 125 points — more than 1.5%. The S&P 500 is up about 15 points — also a bit more than 1.5%.

While it's always risky to try to figure out why the market's doing what it's doing, today's not-as-bad-as-was-feared jobs report would seem to be one reason.

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