NEW YORK Feb 1 U.S. stocks extended gains on
Friday, with the Dow industrials trading above 14,000 for the
first time since October 2007, as jobs and manufacturing data
pointed to a stronger U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 133.89 points
or 0.97 percent, to 13,994.47, the S&P 500 gained 12.09
points or 0.81 percent, to 1,510.2 and the Nasdaq Composite
added 24.44 points or 0.78 percent, to 3,166.58.
The Dow hit a session high of 14,000.97, a level not seen
since Oct. 17, 2007, up more than 1 percent on the day.