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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

Stocks ended higher Friday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fourth record-high close in five days.

Investors weighed better-than-expected company earnings against mixed reports on the U.S. economy. Trading was quiet ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

On Friday:

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 18.88 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,098.45.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 6.63 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,003.37.

The Nasdaq composite added 22.58 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,580.27.

For the week:

The Dow is up 97.23 points, or 0.6 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 14.97 points, or 0.8 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 41.72 points, or 0.9 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 521.79 points, or 3.2 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 155.01 points, or 8.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 403.68 points, or 9.7 percent.

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