Markets Right Now: Hiring gains send stock indexes higher

Major stock indexes are ending a choppy week with solid gains after the government reported that hiring in the U.S. jumped last month to the highest level since January.

NEW YORK -- The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

4 p.m.

Major stock indexes are ending a choppy week with solid gains after the government reported that hiring in the U.S. jumped last month to the highest level since January.

Companies that stand to benefit the most from a growing economy rose the most Friday.

Technology and industrial companies climbed, as did banks. Micron Technology rose 2.8%, 3M added 4.3% and JPMorgan Chase rose 1.5%.

The S&P 500 rose 28 points, or 0.9% to 3,145, erasing its losses for the week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 337 points, or 1.2%, to 28,015. The Nasdaq rose 85 points, or 1%, to 8,656.

Bond prices fell as investors moved money out of safe-haven assets and became more bullish on the economy.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.84%.

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11:45 a.m.

Stocks are moving solidly higher on Wall Street after the government reported that hiring in the U.S. jumped last month to the highest level since January.

Companies that stand to benefit the most from a growing economy rose the most in early trading Friday.

Technology and industrial companies climbed, as did banks. Micron Technology rose 2.8%, 3M added 3.9% and JPMorgan Chase rose 1.8%.

The S&P 500 rose 31 points, or 1% to 3,149.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 332 points, or 1.2%, to 28,010. The Nasdaq rose 83 points, or 1%, to 8,654.

Bond prices fell as investors moved money out of safe-haven assets and became more bullish on the economy.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.83%.

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9:35 a.m.

Stocks are opening with solid gains on Wall Street after the government reported that hiring in the U.S. jumped last month to the highest level since January.

Companies that stand to benefit the most from a growing economy rose the most in early trading Friday.

Technology and industrial companies climbed, as did banks. Micron Technology rose 2.7%, 3M added 3.2% and JPMorgan Chase rose 1.6%.

The S&P 500 rose 24 points, or 0.8% to 3,141.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 235 points, or 0.8%, to 27,914. The Nasdaq rose 68 points, or 0.8%, to 8,639.

Bond prices fell sharply, sending yields higher, as investors moved money out of safe-haven assets and became more bullish on the economy.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury jumped to 1.85%.