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Sept. 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Monday:

WALL STREET CLIMBS ON CHINESE DATA, DEALS

U.S. stocks rose to extend last week's advance as upbeat Chinese data and merger activity boosted sentiment, and as concerns eased about an imminent Western strike against Syria.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.67 percent, the S&P 500 gained 0.63 percent and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.83 percent.

** MOLEX INC, $38.54, up 31.4 pct (12:56 p.m. ET)

The maker of electronic connectors and cable assembly products said privately owned energy and chemicals conglomerate Koch Industries would buy it for about $7.2 billion.

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