NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose Friday as investors found some positive aspects in a middling jobs report. Job growth slowed in August, and they hope that will convince the Federal Reserve to wait before raising interest rates.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 72.66 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,491.96.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 9.12 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,179.98.
The Nasdaq composite advanced 22.69 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,249.90.
For the week:
The Dow gained 96.56 points, or 0.5 percent.
The S&P 500 rose 10.94 points, or 0.5 percent.
The Nasdaq gained 30.98 points, or 0.6 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,066.93 points, or 6.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 136.04 points, or 6.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 242.49 points, or 4.8 percent.