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Stronger jobs, services reports send stocks higher

 In this photo taken March 9, 2010, people walk on Wall Street, in New York. Stock futures are rising Monday, April 5, 2010, following a jobs report t...
 Trader Christopher Crotty, right, works with colleagues on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
 Trader Bradley Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
 Trader James Dresch works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2010.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
 Traders swirl around fellow trader Kevin Coulter, second from right, as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2010.(...

Wall Street

In this photo taken March 9, 2010, people walk on Wall Street, in New York. Stock futures are rising Monday, April 5, 2010, following a jobs report t...

Wall Street

Trader Christopher Crotty, right, works with colleagues on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wall Street

Trader Bradley Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wall Street

Trader James Dresch works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2010.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

APTOPIX Wall Street

Traders swirl around fellow trader Kevin Coulter, second from right, as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2010.(...

U.S. stocks closed higher after an increase in hiring and improved demand at services businesses boosted expectations for the economy.
The government said Friday that the economy added the most jobs in three years in March. The stock market was closed for Good Friday.
The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group, says Monday its index of activity in the nation's service industry rose in March to 55.4 from 53 in February.
The Dow Jones industrials are up 46 to close at 10,974. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 9 at 1,187. The Nasdaq composite index is up 27 at 2,430.
Three stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume came to 902.3 million shares compared with 910 million Thursday.


Updated : 2021-06-19 06:27 GMT+08:00