Stock indexes gain in quiet trading

April 7, 2015 7:09 AM

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Stock indexes gain in quiet trading

NEW YORK - Expectations that the Federal Reserve will be slow to raise interest rates following a weak jobs report last week helped send the stock market up Monday. A jump in the price of crude oil set off a rally in energy stocks.

The stock market was closed Friday when the Labor Department reported that employers added just 126,000 workers to their payrolls in March, the smallest increase since December 2013. It was another sign of weaker economic growth in the winter and added more pressure on the Federal Reserve to put off...

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