U.S. stocks closed with solid gains on Thursday as the main indexes followed rallying oil prices higher. The S&P 500 closed 21.90 points, or 1.1%, higher at 1,951.71. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 212.37 points, or 1.3%, to 16,697.36. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite ended the day up 39.60 points, or 0.9%, at 4,582.20.
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