US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends up on 'fiscal cliff' hopes

NEW YORK Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:06pm GMT

NEW YORK Nov 16 (Reuters) - Hope that U.S. politicians would find common ground to steer clear of the "fiscal cliff" boosted stocks on Friday, though the gains were not enough to offset the week's losses.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 45.85 points, or 0.37 percent, to 12,588.23. The S&P 500 rose 6.53 points, or 0.48 percent, to 1,359.86. The Nasdaq Composite added 16.19 points, or 0.57 percent, to 2,853.13.

For the week, the Dow fell 1.8 percent, the S&P dropped 1.5 percent and the Nasdaq lost 1.8 percent.


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.