Stocks rose broadly Friday, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its best week since January. The market got a lift from two economic reports, one showing that inflation remained tame in August and the other showing that Americans spent more at stores last month.
The Dow rose 75.42 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 15,376.06.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 4.57 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,687.99.
The Nasdaq composite rose 6.22 points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,722.18.
For the week:
The Dow is up 453.56 points, or 3 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 32.82 points, or 2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 62.17 points, or 1.7 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 2,171.92 points, or 17.3 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 261.80 points, or 18.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 702.67 points, or 23.3 percent.