U.S. stocks are ending with solid gains, giving the market its second weekly advance in a row.
General Electric soared 11 percent Friday, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average, after the company said it would sell most of its financial services arm.
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The Dow rose 98 points, or 0.6 percent, to 18,057.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,102. The Nasdaq composite increased 21 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,995.
AngioDynamics sank 9 percent after the medical device maker posted disappointing results and lowered its expectations for its full fiscal year.
The price of oil rose 85 cents to close at $51.64 a barrel in New York.
Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.95 percent.