December 6, 2012 / 3:38 PM / 5 years ago

Wall St ends higher; Apple shares rebound

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 5, 2012.Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday a day ahead of the key monthly jobs report, with a rebound in Apple's shares helping to boost the Nasdaq.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 39.55 points, or 0.30 percent, to end unofficially at 13,074.04. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 4.64 points, or 0.33 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,413.92. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 15.57 points, or 0.52 percent, to close unofficially at 2,989.27.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal

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