How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

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Posted: May 01, 2015 4:47 PM

U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, the first day of May, erasing much of a loss the day before. Most Asian and European markets were closed for a holiday.

On Friday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 183.54 points, or 1 percent, to close at 18,024.06.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 22.78 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,108.29.

The Nasdaq increased 63.97 points, or 1.3 percent, to 5,005.39.

For the week:

The Dow fell 56.08 points, or 0.3 percent.

The S&P 500 lost 9.40 points, or 0.4 percent.

The Nasdaq declined 86.70 points, or 1.7 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 200.99 points, or 1.1 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 49.39 points, or 2.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 269.34 points, or 5.7 percent.