Stock Market Closes Out Best Week of the Year

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 9, 2015 3:21 PM CDT
Traders Glenn Kessler, left, and Kevin Lodewick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – The stock market is closing out its best week this year with a modest gain, helped by airlines and industrial companies. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33 points, or 0.2%, to 17,084 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 gained a point to 2,014. The Nasdaq composite rose 19 points, or 0.4%, to 4,830.

Airline stocks were among the biggest gainers Friday after the companies said they flew nearly full flights last month. United Continental and American Airlines each rose 7%. Gap sank 5% after posting disappointing September sales. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.10%. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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