Major US stock indices gained ground Friday after
several companies delivered quarterly reports that topped
The blue-chip Dow Jones industrials edged up 48.92 points, or 0.35 per cent, to 13,992.97.
The broader Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 8.53 points, or 0.57 per cent, to 1,517.92, the highest closing mark since November 2007. The index is up 6.4 per cent since January 1.
The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index rose 28.74 points, or 0.91 per cent, to 3,193.87.
The US currency was higher against the euro at 74.81 euro cents, compared to 74.69 euro cents on Thursday. The dollar dropped against the Japanese currency to 92.71 from 93.62 yen.
Most Popular Stories
- Fantasy Football Gambling Industry Facing Increased Legal Scrutiny
- As States Legalize Pot, Will Traffic Deaths Rise?
- NATO Plans High-Readiness Force to Counter Russia
- 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Conquers the North American Box Office with $16.3M
- Obama Promoting Economic Gains As Elections Near
- GE Capital and Petters-Related Fund in Legal Battle
- California Conservation Conundrum: Water Use Varies Greatly Across State
- Combating Online Abuse Not Easy for Gamers
- Even With Surly 2014 Electorate, It's 'Still an Incumbent's World'
- Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, but Nowhere to Go