NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled to the finish Friday but salvaged a four-day winning streak after the U.S. government said employers added more jobs than expected in February. Mining companies made the biggest gains as metals prices climbed.
The Dow Jones industrial average added 62.87 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,006.77.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index ticked up 6.59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,999.99.
The Nasdaq composite index rose 9.60 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,717.02.
For the week:
The Dow gained 366.80 points, or 2.2 percent.
The S&P 500 climbed 51.94 points, or 2.7 percent.
The Nasdaq jumped 126.55 points, or 2.8 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 418.26 points, or 2.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 43.95 points, or 2.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 290.39 points, or 5.8 percent.