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Biggest earnings rush of quarter could help boost stocks Thursday

With the Fed meeting behind it, the stock market will focus again Thursday on the gusher of earnings news that has been driving the stock market to record highs.

At least 60 S&P 500 companies report, making it the busiest day of the earnings season. Procter and Gamble, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Verizon, Comcast, MasterCard, UPS, Celgene, A-B InBev, ConocoPhillips, Raytheon and Twitter report before the opening bell. Amazon, Baidu and Starbucks report after the bell.

Facebook was up 4 percent after its late earnings Wednesday, and that could help propel Nasdaq Thursday.

"Everything seems to be clicking on all cylinders in general for earnings. Boeing was certainly the leader of the day in the Dow," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities. "I think it's been an earnings season that certainly has outperformed estimates across the board, and there's been more good news than bad."

Hogan said it's...