By Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 climbed for a second straight day on Wednesday, with further encouraging data reassuring investors the U.S. economy was strong enough to withstand any cut in the Federal Reserve's stimulus. Macroeconomic figures on Tuesday showing strong gains in business spending plans last month and the largest annual rise in house prices in seven years in April suggested the economy was gaining momentum and brought investors back into the stock market, which was badly hit in the recent past. At 12.01 p.m, the blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 58. …
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