Stock Market Today: Stocks Climb After Promising PPI, Jobless Claims

The major market indexes notched a win Thursday as wholesale prices unexpectedly fell and jobless claims hit their highest level in over a year.

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An encouraging reading on inflation lit a fire under stocks Thursday, with all three indexes closing solidly higher. Another sign that the labor market is starting to soften only created bigger tailwinds for stocks, while quarterly results from Delta Air Lines (DAL) gave investors a sneak peak into Q1 earnings season. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.