NEW YORK Nov 23 U.S. stocks rose for a fifth
straight day during a holiday-shortened, thin trading session on
Friday, as investors picked up recently beaten down shares of
large technology companies.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 172.79 points,
or 1.35 percent, to 13,009.68. The S&P 500 Index added
18.12 points, or 1.30 percent, to 1,409.15. The Nasdaq Composite
Index gained 40.30 points, or 1.38 percent, to 2,966.85.
For the week, the Dow gained 3.3 percent, the S&P added 3.6
percent and the Nasdaq rose 4 percent.
The S&P 500 closed above 1,400 and the Dow above 13,000 for
the first time since Nov. 6.