The stock market ended the week with a modest gain after investors found bright spots in the government’s monthly employment survey. Higher earnings from several U.S. companies including Expedia also encouraged investors.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 165.55 points, 1.1 percent, to 15,794.08.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 23.59 points, or 1.3 percent, to close at 1,797.02.
The Nasdaq composite added 68.74 points, or 1.7 percent, to 4,125.86.
For the week so far:
The Dow is up 95.23 points, or 0.6 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 14.43 points, or 0.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 21.98 points, or 0.5 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is down 782.58 points, or 4.7 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 51.34 points, or 2.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 50.73 points, or 1.2 percent.