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Wall Street Stocks Heading for Best Week in Two Years

This Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Earnings gains from General Motors, 3M and other big companies are driving stocks sharply higher in early trading Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
This Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Earnings gains from General Motors, 3M and other big companies are driving stocks sharply higher in early trading Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK—U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported...




  • Specialist John Urbanowicz, left, and trader Ryan Falvey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Good news on corporate earnings nudged U.S. stocks higher Wednesday morning, a day after the Standard and Poor's 500 index had its best day of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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  • Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York's Financial District, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stocks Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014 after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. European markets drifted lower.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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  • An Apple employee grabs an iPhone 6 for a customer at the Apple Store during the launch and sale of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones, in Palo Alto, Calif., on Sept. 19, 2014. Apple on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 said it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That’s partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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  • In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are opening higher Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 after several big companies reported results that pleased investors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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  • People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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  • Specialists Robert Tuccillo (L) and Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 15, 2014. The market took investors on a wild ride this week. In fact, at one point on Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 460 points, but pared most of those losses by the end of the trading day. Investors are now wondering what's next for the market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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  • In this Thursday, July 3, 2014, file photo, specialist Jay Woods is reflected in a screen at his post that shows five years of the Dow Jones industrial average, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. History shows higher interest rates don’t always upend stocks. The Fed is set to end its bond purchases in October and most economists expect the first short-term rate hike by mid-2015. These early increases, analysts say, are unlikely to derail the current bull market for stocks, because the Fed is raising rates in response to a growing economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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  • Welders fabricate anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacture Fox Company Inc., in Philadelphia, on July 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the US economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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