US STOCKS-Wall St climbs after 2-day decline; jobless data boosts

April 2, 2015 6:20 PM

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NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday after two days of declines following encouraging data on the labor market, which raised investors' hopes for Friday's key payrolls report.

The S&P consumer discretionary index, up 0.7 percent, was among the day's better-performing indexes, helped by gains in CarMax shares. The stock jumped 9.4 percent to $74.80 following stronger-than-expected results.

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