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U.S. stocks rose, heading for a sixth week of gains, after BB&T Corp. said housing markets are stabilizing and better-than-expected gauge of confidence drove consumer shares higher.

Source: Bloomberg  News

Date: 4/17/2009

Keys: Economy, stock market, investing


Questions for discussion:

  • How does the latest stock market and economic news compare to your sense of the true state of economic conditions where you live?
  • Which businesses do you think will respond well to this news?

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