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Black Friday Bargain Hunting On Wall Street Ups Stocks

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Stocks rebounded as investors engaged in a bit of Black Friday bargain hunting and looked for signs of how well retailers might fare during the holiday shopping season.

Friday's shortened session -- the market closes three hours early at 1 p.m. EST -- will cap a volatile Thanksgiving week. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index each fell more than 1.5 percent, with the Dow giving up more than 200 points.