U.S. Stocks Rise, Apple Steady

    FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, specialist Michael Gagliano, foreground right, calls out prices at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It's hard to find shelter from market turmoil these days. Nearly all stock mutual funds saddled their investors with losses in the third quarter, in some instances of more than 20 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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    Apple stock was steady on Thursday following the announcement of Steve Jobs’s death, dipping only 0.1 percent, proving that investors weren’t immediately discouraged about the company’s future. Other major stocks rose as Europe made moves to curtail its debt crisis and U.S. retailers reported good September sales. On track for its third consecutive day of gains, the Dow climbed 127 points in afternoon trading. Standard & Poor’s and the NASDAQ rose 14 and 33 points, respectively.

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