How the major stock indexes fared Friday

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Posted: Sep 16, 2011 5:19 PM
How the major stock indexes fared Friday

The stock market finished its second-best week in a year as Europe's debt problems appeared to get closer to a resolution.

Stocks ended higher for a fifth straight day, the longest winning streak in 2 1/2 months. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75 points after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called on European finance ministers at a meeting in Poland to reach a solution on Greece's debt problems.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75.91 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 11,509.09.

The S&P 500 index gained 6.90, or 0.6 percent, to 1,216.01.

The Nasdaq composite added 15.24, or 0.6 percent to 2,622.31.

For the week:

The Dow is up 516.96 points, or 4.7 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 61.78, or 5.4 percent.

The Nasdaq composite index is up 154.32 points, or 6.3 percent.

For the year to date:

The Dow is down 68.42, or 0.6 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 41.63, or 3.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 30.56, or 1.2 percent.