Stocks rose on Thursday morning, recovering some of their losses after Wednesday's sharp selloff. GDP data was strong. The Commerce Department said that the U.S. economy expanded at a 33.1% annualized rate in the third quarter, a reversal from the 2Q decline of 31.4%. The reading was also above the Bloomberg consensus forecast of 32.0%. On the employment front, the Labor Department said that initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to 751,000 for the week ended October 24, down from 791,000 a week earlier and below the Bloomberg consensus forecast of 770,000. The Dow rose 0.4%, the S&P 1.0%, and the Nasdaq 1.5%. Crude oil fell more than 3% to $36 per barrel, while gold fell $8 to $1872 per ounce.
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