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Thursday, March 16, 2006

U.S. stocks climbed for a fourth consecutive day after a Federal Reserve survey showed steady economic growth. Railway stocks rose after Union Pacific Corp. boosted its profit forecast. The release of the Fed's beige book report, along with a drop in oil prices, helped investors shake off concerns over rising bond yields.

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CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS: +0.5%

CHANGE YEAR TO DATE: +4.6%

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