NewsWatch: Stocks rise; S&P 500 tries for first 3-day win streak in 6 weeks


U.S. stocks on Thursday aim to extend a win streak to a third session, as Wall Street attempts to kick off November were it ended one of its most withering Octobers in years: on a high note. See full story.

U.S. productivity pops 2.2% in third quarter, caps best back-to-back gain in four years

U.S. productivity rose at 2.2% annual pace in the third quarter after a strong gain in the spring, marking the best back-to-back performance in four years in a good sign for the economy. See full story.

Midterms could surprise, throwing a monkey wrench into investors’ dreams

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