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Stock Market News Update for Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday saw the U.S. stocks climb to 6-month highs after finance ministers from the Group of 20 (G-20) emerged from their weekend retreat with a pledge to avoid a global currency war.

Also, an early report from the National Association of Realtors also fanned the bullish flames, with the data pointing to a larger-than-anticipated jump in existing-home sales in September. a report on housing sales came in much better than expected.

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