U.S. stocks climbed Monday, gaining speed after an influential nonprofit organization officially called the recession over, giving investors a boost of confidence in the gradual economic recovery.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 111 points, or 1%, to 10719. The measure’s climb accelerated after the National Bureau of Economic Research, the unofficial arbiter of recessions’ start and end dates, said the recession began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009.

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