BUSINESS
03/08/2013 04:32 pm ET

Dow Hits Another High On Strong Jobs Report

(Reuters) - Stocks closed out a historic week with another day of gains on Friday, as the Dow hit yet another closing high on a payrolls report that surpassed even the most optimistic forecasts.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was up 67.58 points, or 0.46 percent, to end unofficially at 14,397.07. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX was up 6.92 points, or 0.45 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,551.18. The Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC was up 12.28 points, or 0.38 percent, to close unofficially at 3,244.37.

For the week, the Dow was up 2.2 percent, the S&P 500 was up 2.2 percent and the Nasdaq was up 2.4 percent.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal)

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