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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

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Stocks ended higher Friday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fourth record-high close in five days. Investors weighed better-than-expected company earnings against mixed reports on the U.S. economy. Trading was quiet ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average gained 18.88 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,098.45. The Standard & Poor's 500...

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