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Oct 25, 2012 12:02 PM by Associated Press

Hiring, orders and earnings news lifts stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are starting higher on Wall Street after investors finally got some better news on the economy and corporate earnings.

Procter & Gamble led the Dow Jones industrial average higher after the giant consumer products company reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations.

It was a welcome change for investors after a slew of large companies turned in poor results over the past two weeks.

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