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Wall St ends up

U.S. stocks closed up, with Dow industrials rebounding after five days of falls, after voting in Crimea passed without violence and on improved U.S. manufacturing output data for February 2014.

Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 181.55 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 16,247.22.

S&P 500 added 17.70 points, or 1 per cent, to 1,858.83, with technology leading gains that included all 10 of its major industry groups.

Nasdaq composite rose 34.55 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 4,279.95.

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