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U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday and the Nasdaq touched a 15-year high following a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine and surprising stimulus measures by Sweden's central bank, although soft economic data tempered gains. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.48 percent at 17,947.68, the S&P 500 was up 0.78 percent at 2,084.64 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.95 percent at 4,846.77.
** APPLE INC, $126.1825, +1.04 pct
Activist investor and major Apple shareholder Carl Icahn said the iPhone maker's stock should be trading at $216, far above its record high of $124.92 hit on Wednesday.
At $216 per share, Apple - already the world's most valuable company - would be worth about $1.3 trillion, or about the size of South Korea's gross domestic product. The company is valued at just over $700 billion currently.
** EXPEDIA INC, $91.36, +16.80 pct
** ORBITZ WORLDWIDE, $11.72, +21.83 pct Continued...