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Monday, February 6, 2012
Stocks rose after the U.S. economy added more jobs than expected last
month, driving the Nasdaq Composite to an 11-year high and pushing the
Dow to its highest reading in almost four years.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 154 points, or 1.2%, to
12859, its highest close since May 2008. The Standard & Poor's
500-stock index tacked on 19 points, or 1.5%, to 1345, for its fifth
straight weekly gain.
The technology-oriented Nasdaq Composite Index gained 46 points, or
1.6%, to 2906, its highest level since December 2000. The Nasdaq is off
to its best start to the year since 1991, up 12%.