MARKET PULSE-GM, Visa, Facebook, ING US, Gilead, Yelp, Monster Worldwide

Thu May 2, 2013 10:18am EDT
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May 2 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:


U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank and better-than-expected weekly jobless claims data in the U.S. boosted investors' appetite for risky assets, a day after the largest drop on the S&P 500 in two weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 gained 0.3 percent and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.33 percent.

** GENERAL MOTORS CO, $31.5, up 4 pct (0930 ET)

The U.S. automaker posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as it kept a tight grip on costs in its North American and European businesses.