Saturday, August 8, 2009

Stock Market Hits 2009 Highs

Stocks rallied Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at the highest point in nine months, after the July jobs report showed the smallest number of job cuts in nearly a year, adding to recovery hopes.

The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) gained 114 points, or 1.2%, according to early tallies. The S&P 500 (SPX) index rose 13 points, or 1.3%. The Nasdaq composite (COMP) added 27 points, or 1.4%.

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