By The Associated Press
The stock market enjoyed some Black Friday cheer, rising sharply as shoppers braved the annual post-Thanksgiving rush. Major stock indexes closed one of their best weeks of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 172.79 points, or 1.4 percent, to 13,009.69.
The S&P 500 added 18.12, or 1.3 percent, to 1,409.15.
The Nasdaq ended up 40.30 points, or 1.4 percent, at 2,966.85.
For the week:
The Dow rose 421.37, or 3.4 percent.
The S&P 500 rose 49.27, or 3.6 percent.
The Nasdaq gained 113.72, or 4.0 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 792.12, or 6.5 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 151.55, or 12.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 361.70, or 13.9 percent.
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