How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major averages did Friday

Associated Press

The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.

Investors were able to set aside dismal third-quarter results from Amazon. The giant online retailer's shares took a beating, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.

On Friday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 127.51 points, or 0.8 percent, to 16,805.41.

The S&P 500 gained 13.76 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,964.58.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 30.92 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,483.72.

For the week:

The Dow is up 425.00 points, or 2.6 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 77.82, or 4.1 percent.

The Nasdaq has added 225.28 points, or 5.3 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 228.75 points, or 1.4 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 116.22 points, or 6.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 307.13 points, or 7.4 percent.

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