NEW YORK (AP) _ Better-than-expected third-quarter economic growth has stock prices moving higher in early trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 43 points. Advancing issues on the New York Stock Exchange hold a 3-to-1 lead over decliners.

The Nasdaq Composite Index is ahead 18 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index is up nearly five points.

Wall Street is extending its rally to a fourth straight day after a gross domestic product report that showed the economy expanded at its fastest rate in nearly 20 years.

The Commerce Department says the economy roared ahead at a stunning 7.2 percent annual rate in the third quarter, fueled by greater consumer and business spending.

Meanwhile, the number of workers filing first-time applications for unemployment benefits declined last week despite labor strikes in California and other states.

On the earnings front, Exxon Mobil's net jumped in the third quarter on steady oil prices, bringing its earnings to 55 cents a share. But, analysts had been expecting a per-share profit of 62 cents.