How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Friday

 

U.S. stocks closed higher Friday as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia. The gain in the S&P 500 was the biggest since Mar. 4 and turned the index higher for the week.

On Friday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 185.66 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 16,553.93.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 22.02 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 1,931.59.

The Nasdaq composite rose 35.93 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 4,370.90

For the week:

The Dow rose 60.56 points, or 0.4 per cent.

The S&P 500 rose 6.44 points, or 0.3 per cent.

The Nasdaq rose 18.26 points, or 0.4 per cent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 22.73 points, or 0.1 per cent.

The S&P 500 index is up 83.23 points, or 4.5 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 194.31 points, or 4.7 per cent.

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