Stocks End Higher For 4th Straight Day After Upbeat Manufacturing Data

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Wall Street rose slightly to post a fourth consecutive gain Friday, buoyed by an upbeat reading on manufacturing activity. According to preliminary figures, the S&P 500 rose 4.09 points, or 0.2% to end at 2,102.95, while the Dow industrials advanced 19.38 points, or 0.1% to close at 17,949.37. The Nasdaq Composite settled with a gain of 19.89 points, or 0.4%, at 4,862.57. All three indexes saw weekly gains of more than 3%, taking back much of the decline seen in the immediate aftermath of last week's U.K. vote to leave the European Union.

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