Stocks end higher ahead of Friday jobs report

April 2, 2015 8:00 PM

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Stocks ended higher Thursday in the last day of a holiday-shortened week as investors anticipate Friday's March employment report.

Economists are expecting the government to report Friday that 248,000 jobs were created in March, according to Action Economics. But the markets will be closed for Good Friday and won't be able to react to the report until Monday.

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