Stocks rose Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA logging its biggest point gain of 2023 after a strong May jobs report. The Dow rose around 701 points or 2.1%, according to preliminary figures. The S&P 500 SPX jumped 1.5% to close near 4,282, just shy of the 4,292.84 level that would mark an exit from bear-market territory for the large-cap benchmark. The Nasdaq Composite COMP rose 1.1%.
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