The Associated Press
August 23, 2013

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

The Dow Jones industrial average got a lift from Microsoft on Friday after the company’s CEO said he would retire. Microsoft’s stock surged, accounting for more than a third of the Dow’s gain.

The Dow rose 46.77 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,010.51.

The S&P 500 gained 6.54 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,663.50.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 19.09 points, or 0.5 percent, to 3,657.79

For the week:

The Dow is down 70.96 points, or 0.5 percent.

The S&P is up 7.67 points, or 0.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 55.01 points, or 1.5 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,906.37 points, or 14.6 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 237.31 points, or 16.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 638.28 points, or 21.1 percent.

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