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MarketWatch - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning: The DOW rallied 75 points The NASDAQ added 9.5
The S&P 500 is on track for its best year in a decade.

The stock market index, which is tied to many investors' 401K plans and mutual funds, is up 23 percent

Stocks rose Tuesday after a weaker than expected unemployment report had traders betting the Fed will hold off on tapering its stimulus program until next year.

The DOW rallied 75 points
The NASDAQ added 9.5

Expect earnings reports today from companies including Boeing, Caterpillar, Eli Lilly and U.S. Airways.

Apple unveiled a slimmer, faster tablet called the iPad Air and a new line-up of Macs in time for the holidays. The company also announced its latest operating system for Mac computers is now available for free.

If you plan on shopping Thanksgiving Day, you'll have plenty of retailers to choose from. Kohl's joins Wal-Mart, Macy’s, JC Penney and others who are opening their doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day to get a jump start on the holiday shopping season.

But a new survey finds most people will do their Christmas shopping from the comfort of their home or office.

For the first time, more consumers are expected to shop online for the holidays than in brick and mortar stores.

(Alexis Christoforous, CBS, New York)
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