Markets Right Now: Stocks Increase, S&P 500 of record

4 p.m.

Stocks are end higher on Wall Street, erasing most of the market’s losses to the week and bringing the S&P 500 index close to the record high close it reached Tuesday.

Consumer-focused businesses and technology did the maximum Friday, to pull on the market higher.

Amazon rose 3.2percent after billionaire investor Warren Buffett said that his company was buying the inventory.

Newell Brands soared 13.5percent after reporting a solid quarter.

A strong report on hiring helped put investors in a buying mood.

The S&P 500 index rose 1%, approximately 28 points , to 2,945.

Bond prices climbed. The yield on the 10 year Treasury dropped to 2.52 percent.

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11:45 a.m.

Stocks are going extensively higher on Wall Street as investors found lots to like in a solid jobs report and much more solid earnings from U.S. businesses.

Tech and consumer-focused firms led the gainers Friday. Microsoft rose 1.7percent and McDonald’s increased 1.4 percent.

Amazon climbed 2.8% after CNBC reported that Warren Buffett’s firm was buying the inventory.

The authorities reported that U.S. companies added 263,000 jobs last month, a solid number. The unemployment rate fell to a low.

Even the S&P 500 index rose 22 points, or 0.8%, to 2,940.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 165 points, or 0.6%, to 26,475.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10 year Treasury fell to 2.54 percent.

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9:35 a.m.

Stocks are starting broadly high on Wall Street as investors found plenty to enjoy in a solid jobs report and more strong earnings from U.S. firms.

Friday, banks and consumer-focused led the gainers. JPMorgan Chase climbed 1 percent and Hanesbrands rose 2.6 percent.

Amazon climbed 2.2% after CNBC reported that Warren Buffett’s firm was buying the business’s stock.

The authorities declared that U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs last month, a solid number. The unemployment rate fell to some low.

Even the S&P 500 index climbed 16 points, or 0.6%, to 2,933.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 144 points, or 0.6%, to 26,457. The Nasdaq climbed 50 points, or 0.6 percent, to 8,086.

Bond prices climbed. The yield on the 10 year Treasury dropped to 2.53%.