The Trib 30 stock index ended trading on Friday at 449.50, up 4.85 percent from July, when a market swoon late in the month erased gains for many area stocks.
The August gain of 20.8 points produced three 52-week highs among the 30 local issues and zero lows.
Notable among the annual highs was
National markets and local stocks benefited from improving economic data and speculation the Federal Reserve will continue to spur growth.
The Trib 30 is an equal-weighted index of stocks of companies headquartered or dominant in
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