Wall St rises on efforts to jump-start economy (Reuters)

Traders eye the computer screens moments after the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 31, 2008. (Ray Stubblebine/Reuters)Reuters – Stocks rose on Wednesday as Wall Street neared the end of its worst year since the Great Depression, with equities bolstered for the second straight day on bets that fresh initiatives from Washington will help stave off a deep recession.

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