How major US stock market indexes fared Friday

By The Associated Press Markets Associated Press

U.S. stocks edged higher Friday as technology companies and banks rose. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,500 for the first time as stocks had one of their best weeks this year.

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On Friday:

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 4.61 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,500.23.

The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 64.86 points, or 0.3 percent, to 22,268.34.

The Nasdaq composite jumped 19.38 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,448.47.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks finished up 6.69 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,431.71.

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For the week:

The S&P 500 rose 38.80 points, or 1.6 percent.

The Dow added 470.55 points, or 2.2 percent.

The Nasdaq gained 88.28 points, or 1.4 percent.

The Russell 2000 surged 32.28 points, or 2.3 percent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 261.40 points, or 11.7 percent.

The Dow is up 2,505.74 points, or 12.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,065.35 points, or 19.8 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 74.58 points, or 5.5 percent.