US STOCKS-Wall St climbs after 2-day decline; jobless data boosts
(Updates to early afternoon)
* Investors look to payrolls data due on Good Friday
* Most S&P 500 sectors higher
* CarMax rallies on results
* Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.3 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct
By Caroline Valetkevitch
NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday after two days of declines following encouraging data on the labor market, which raised investors' hopes for Friday's key payrolls report.
The S&P consumer discretionary index, up 0.7 percent, was among the day's better-performing indexes, helped by gains in CarMax shares. The stock jumped 9.4 percent to $74.80 following stronger-than-expected results.
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