(Updates with extended gains) NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) - Stocks jumped on Friday, hoisting the blue-chip Dow up more than 2 percent, as investor hopes swell for a swift war and rumors swirl that Saddam Hussein is dead. Stock prices leaped after a BBC report quoted a British official as saying the Iraqi president was likely killed in the first air strike on Baghdad. Britain's defense chief later said he could not confirm the BBC report. The market headed still higher after a U.S. ...
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