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Wall St ends up

US stocks closed up on better-than-expected quarterly results, fourth quarter economic data and rise in consumer spending.

Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 109.82 points, 0.7 per cent, at 15,848.61.

Health care and consumer discretionary led sector gains on S&P 500, which climbed 19.99 points, or 1.1 per cent, at 1,794.19.

Nasdaq composite added 71.69 points, or 1.8 per cent, at 4,123.12.

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