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Stocks slip even as unemployment claims drop

NEW YORK CITY — Investors snapped a recent trend Thursday when they sold stocks after the latest signs on the economy continued to show modest growth. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 13 points in morning trading.

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Stocks higher on industrial production growth

NEW YORK CITY — Stocks overcame an early slide Wednesday and turned higher as investors tried to extend a September rally. Major indexes fluctuated throughout the morning before rising in midday trading.

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Striking Mott’s plant workers OK new contract

A nearly four-month-long strike at a Mott’s apple juice plant in western New York has been settled by a new labor contract between Texas-based owner Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and a union representing about 300 workers.

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