Stocks Log Highest Finish Of The Year

By Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks finished higher Friday, clinching their fourth straight weekly gain and highest close of the year, as crude oil prices rallied and worries about slowing global growth faded. The S&P 500 closed 32.49 points, or 1.6%, higher at 2,022.09 The Dow industrials finished 217.64 points, or 1.3%, higher at 17,212.77, led by Pfizer Inc.[ and E. I. du Ponte de Nemours and Company. The Nasdaq Composite finished 86.31 points, or 1.9%, higher at 4,748.47.

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