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US stocks move higher in the afternoon, a day after a slump
NEW YORK U.S. stocks rose modestly in midday trading Wednesday, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 125 points, or 0.7 percent, to 18,166 as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The Dow sank 190 points on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 18 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,122 and the Nasdaq composite added 66 points, or 1.3 percent, to 5,098.