Stocks Post Strong Finish to Week

Dow is up another 139
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 15, 2019 3:27 PM CDT
In this March 5, 2019, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Friday, as gains by technology firms and retailers lift the market to a strong finish for the week. The S&P 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.5%, to 2,822; the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 139 points, or 0.5%, to 25,849; and the Nasdaq gained 57 points, or 0.8%, to 7,688, per the AP. Of note, chip provider Broadcom posted solid profits and an upbeat forecast. Its stock surged 7.7%. That helped lift others in the sector: Nvidia added 2.5%.

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