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Wall Street ends higher after Fed-affirming jobs report

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 22, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 to yet another record high, after weaker-than-expected job creation last month reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will hold the course on its economic stimulus into next year.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 75.78 points, or 0.49 percent, at 15,467.98. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 10.05 points, or 0.58 percent, at 1,754.71. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 9.52 points, or 0.24 percent, at 3,929.57.

(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Nick Zieminski)