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July 11 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Thursday:
WALL ST CLIMBS ON BERNANKE, S&P 500 PASSES RECORD
U.S. stocks jumped, with the S&P 500 index climbing above its all-time closing high, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reasserted that monetary policy will remain accommodative for some time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.86 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 0.99 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 1.22 percent.
** LEADING BRANDS INC, $4.6, up 30 pct (1251 ET)
The Canada-based branded beverage company reported a 4 percent increase in first-quarter revenue due to a rise in demand for co-packing services and strong sales of its new Happy Water brand.
** ROCKWELL MEDICAL INC, $4.69, up 25 pct (1252 ET) Continued...