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NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were up at the close of trading:
General Electric Co. rose $.63 or 2.9 percent, to $22.73.
Snap-On rose $.86 or 1.2 percent, to $71.22.
Stanley Works rose $1.17 or 1.6 percent, to $76.05.
Whirlpool Corp. rose $1.64 or 2.0 percent, to $83.48.