S&P 500, Dow End At Records, Book Weekly Gains

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U.S. stocks staged a rally on Friday, sending the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to record levels on news that eurozone ministers agreed to a four-month extension of Greece's bailout. The main indexes booked weekly gains for a third consecutive week. The S&P 500 climbed 12.85 points, or 0.6% to 2,110.30, with nine of its 10 main sectors finishing higher. The benchmark index gained 0.6% over the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a triple-digit loss to a triple-digit gain, adding 154.67 points, or 0.9%, to 18,140.44. The blue-chip index closed at a record high for the first time this year and booked a 0.7% gain over the week. The Nasdaq Composite rose for the eighth consecutive session, adding 31.27 points, or 0.6%, to 4,952 and gaining 1.3% over the week. The tech-heavy index outperformed other benchmarks so far this year, gaining 4.6%, compared with a gain of 2.5% for the S&P 500.

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