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|I:COMP||NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX||12998.502287||-114.14||-0.87%|
The tech-heavy composite rose over 111 points, or 0.9%, helped in part by Tesla, which continues to smash records.
Elon Musk's electric-vehicle maker, which will be added to the S&P 500 on Dec. 21, has seen its market cap soar to $555 billion through Friday.
|I:DJI||DOW JONES AVERAGES||30814.26||-177.26||-0.57%|
The S&P 500 also closed at a fresh record rising 0.24%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose over 37 points just below that key 30,000 level reached for the first time in history earlier this week.
DOW, S&P, NASDAQ RISE 2% FOR THE WEEK
All three of the major U.S. averages clocked gains of over 2% for the week.
Americans are spending as Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season heading into Cyber Monday. Already, online sales hit a record $5.1 billion, as tracked by Adobe Analytics. Major retailers closed mixed on Friday.
Vaccine news continues to dictate market sentiment.
AstraZeneca was little changed after CEO Pascal Soriot told Bloomberg News that the company will likely conduct a new trial of its COVID-19 vaccine as some participants received incorrect dosages. Other vaccine makers, Pfizer, Moderna and BioNTech, tacked on gains.
Slack Technologies Inc. dipped as traders digest a possible deal with Salesforce.com Inc. Slack shares soared 38% after news of advanced talks between the two companies broke on Wednesday. A deal could be announced, according to reports, early next week valuing slack around $17 billion.
|WORK||SLACK TECHNOLOGIES INC.||41.80||-0.12||-0.29%|
Looking at commodities, West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell 33 cents to $45.25 per barrel, while gold plunged over $21.00 to $1,790 an ounce, losing the key $1,800 support level.
|USO||UNITED STATES OIL FUND L.P.||35.34||-0.90||-2.48%|
|GLD||SPDR GOLD SHARES TRUST - EUR ACC||171.13||-2.15||-1.24%|