DOW UP: The Dow Jones industrial average turned positive for the year as stronger retail sales helped drive stocks higher on Friday. The average of 30 large companies has shot up 9.3 percent since hitting 10,655 on Oct. 3, its lowest level of the year.
S&P'S WEEK: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20 points, or 1.7 percent, to close at 1,224. The index gained 6 percent this week, its best since July 2009.
GOOGLE THIS: Google Inc. shot up 5.8 percent to $591.68 after its quarterly income jumped 26 percent.