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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane Stubbs, right, of Morrow, Ga., shakes hands with retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Leland Smith, CEO of SolidHires, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Marietta, Ga. The Georgia Department of Labor and SolidHires co-sponsored the "Meal and Meet," hiring symposium and career fair, a full day event offering training and assistance for unemployed military and their spouses. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane Stubbs, right, of Morrow, Ga., shakes hands with retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Leland Smith, CEO of SolidHires, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Marietta, Ga. The Georgia Department of Labor and SolidHires co-sponsored the "Meal and Meet," hiring symposium and career fair, a full day event offering training and assistance for unemployed military and their spouses. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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(AP) The stock market is rising in midday trading after some encouraging news about the U.S. economy.


The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,100, midday Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose four points, also 0.2 percent, to 1,806. The Nasdaq composite gained the most rising 19 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,037.


In a sign that workers are in less danger of being laid off, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, the Labor Department said. Also, a private survey showed that consumer confidence rose in November.


Hewlett-Packard surged $1.76, or 7 percent, to $26.85. The world's second-largest maker of PCs forecast a strong profit for the current quarter late Tuesday.


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