Columbia Daily Herald
Stocks snap losing streak, close higher
Los Angeles Times
Growth-sensitive retail stocks were among the best performers in the 10 industry groups that make up the S&P 500 index. The group got a lift from the troubled department store owner J.C. Penney, which said it was pleased with its turnaround efforts.
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