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Wall St ends up

U.S. stocks closed up on upbeat retail-sales data for December.

Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 115.92 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 16,373.86.

S&P 500 rose 19.68 points, or 1.1 per cent, led by technology and energy shares.

Nasdaq composite added 69.71 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 4,183.01.

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