Stocks Move Higher on Job Growth

A burst of hiring in February pushed stocks higher on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 14,364 as of 1:02 p.m. EST Friday. The index surpassed its record close Tuesday and is on track for its sixth straight increase. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,548. The Nasdaq composite advanced five points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,237. U.S. employers added 236,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7...Full Story
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