Friday stocks recover ground after weak employment report

The week ends at 11,381, up 19 points for the day.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher after spending most of the day in a slump.
A late afternoon surge helped all three major indexes recover ground lost earlier in the day. A drop in the dollar boosted shares in energy and materials companies.
An unexpected rise in the U.S. unemployment rate to a seven-month high pushed most stocks down Friday morning.
According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones industrial average is up 19, or 0.2 percent, to close at 11,382.
The S&P 500 is up 3, or 0.3 percent, to 1,224. The Nasdaq composite index is up 12, or 0.5 percent, to 2,591.
Rising shares outpaced falling ones by almost two to one on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was 907 million shares.

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