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A word from Bernanke turns stocks around

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are closing higher after signals that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is open to taking more steps to help the economy.

Stocks opened lower, then moved up after The Wall Street Journal reported on a letter that Bernanke sent to U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, saying there was room for the Fed to take more action.

The Dow Jones industrial average is finishing up 101 points to 13,158, its first gain this week. The Standard & Poor's 500 is up nine to 1,411. The Nasdaq composite index is up 16 to 3,070.

Trading volume was light, at 2.6 billion shares, with many investors on vacation during the slow August month.

On the New York Stock Exchange, two stocks rose for every one that fell.
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Doctors: Blood clot located in Clinton's head
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton developed a blood clot in her head but did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage, her doctors said Monday. They say they are confident that she will make a full recovery.
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Illinois Sen. Kirk to return a year after stroke
Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate's front door this week - a walk that's significant not just for Illinois' junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
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U.S. News
Ga. ethics legislation could end free tickets
General Assembly approval next year of a proposed ethics reform measure could endanger an important fall tradition for Georgia lawmakers - free football tickets.
6:26PM ( 3 years ago )
Abortion restrictions, tax changes loom in Ga.
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6:23PM ( 3 years ago )
Business News
State tax collections up 6.4% in January
Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.05 billion, for an increase of $119.3 million, or 6.4 percent, over January 2015
By AccessWDUN Staff
9:24AM ( 6 minutes ago )
Up to 2 inches of snow possible in north Georgia mountains
Forecasters say up to 2 inches of snow could fall across a large part of the north Georgia mountains.
By Associated Press
7:24AM ( 2 hours ago )
AAA: National gas prices drop 6 cents in 7 days
Falling crude oil prices have helped keep downward pressure on the price at the pump and drivers continue to pay prices unseen since 2009.
By AccessWDUN staff
5:44AM ( 3 hours ago )
Von Miller forced 2 fumbles to set up TDs and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over Carolina
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By The Associated Press
12:02AM ( 9 hours ago )
Barrow County tackles several weekend fires, two ruled intentional
Barrow County Emergency Services were kept busy over Super Bowl weekend by a series of structure and vehicle fires throughout the county, two of which were determined to be intentional human acts according to a Sunday afternoon press release.
6:00PM ( 15 hours ago )