Stocks End Volatile Session, Week With Broad-Based Gains; Markets Turn Aside Global Worries For Now

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Stocks closed higher Friday, overcoming downward pressure that followed President Obama late yesterday announcing potential air strikes in Iraq to protect humanitarian efforts in the war-torn region. The Pentagon reported select strikes early Friday. Immediate Russian/Ukraine concerns also lessened. Friday's advances lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite indices all to weekly gains, with all 10 industry sectors in the S&P 500 finishing in the black. Shares of utility, energy and consumer discretionary stocks led gains.



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