US STOCKS-Tech stocks lift Wall Street even as economic rebound slows

* Weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise to 870,000

* U.S. new-home sales vault to near 14-year high

* Nikola slides after Wedbush downgrade

* Accenture drops, BlackBerry rises on quarterly earnings (Updates to close of U.S. market)

Sept 24 (Reuters) – Wall Street rallied in a rocky session on Thursday as beaten-down technology shares gained favor after data showing a surge in the sale of new homes revived faith in the economic recovery even as U.S. jobless claims rose unexpectedly.

Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Nvidia Corp and Facebook Inc, stocks that have outperformed at a time of increased economic uncertainty, all rose.

“Investors are going to be needing stocks that can weather a lower growth path because if we don’t get another round of fiscal stimulus, there’s not going to be a lot more we can do to continue boosting the economic recovery,” said Max Gokhman, capital markets strategist at

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