The Dow stock market index closed above 14,000 on Friday for the first time in more than five years, putting it just 155 points away from regaining its highest close ever. Strong auto sales and optimism about U.S. jobs fueled the rally.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 149.21 points, or 1.08 percent, to 14,009.79.
The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 15.06 points, or 1.01 percent, to 1,513.17.
The Nasdaq composite index rose 36.97, or 1.18 percent, to 3,179.10.
For the week;
The Dow is up 113.81 points, or 0.82 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 10.21 points, or 0.68 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 29.39 points, or 0.93 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 905.65 points, or 6.91 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 86.98 points, or 6.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 159.59 points, or 5.29 percent.
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