How the major stock indexes fared on Friday

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Posted: Nov 13, 2009 4:59 PM

Encouraging earnings news from major retailers and The Walt Disney Co. drew investors back into the stock market one day after a big drop. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 73 Friday after dropping 94 on Thursday. Upbeat quarterly reports Friday from Abercrombie & Fitch Co., J.C. Penney Co. and Disney offset worries about a disappointing consumer confidence report.

The Dow rose 73.00, or 0.7 percent, to 10,270.47.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 6.24, or 0.6 percent, to 1,093.48.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 18.86, or 0.9 percent, to 2,167.88.

For the week:

The Dow is up 247.05, or 2.5 percent.

The S&P is up 24.18, or 2.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 55.44, or 2.6 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,494.08, or 17.0 percent.

The S&P is up 190.23, or 21.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 590.85, or 37.5 percent.