Major stock benchmarks finished higher Friday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite turning positive for the week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average added to a gain. The Dow rose around 180 points, or 0.5%, to close near 34,757, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 gained around 37 points, or 0.9%, to finish near 4,230; the Nasdaq advanced 200 points, or 1.5%, ending near 13,814. The Dow rose 0.7% for the week, while the S&P 500 gained 0.6% and the Nasdaq posted a 0.5% rise. Gains came after May employment data showed the economy created 559,000 jobs last month, below forecasts but up from a disappointing April reading.
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