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US stocks climb, led by tech and consumer companies

BY MARLEY JAY NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are starting higher Monday as investors get back to trading after the Easter holiday weekend. Technology companies are making some of the largest gains and industrial and consumer-focused companies are also rising after the Chinese government said that country’s economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 12 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,341 as of 11:20 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 113 points, or 0.6 percent, to 20,566. The Nasdaq composite picked up...

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