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Good day on Wall Street; Dow up about 55 points

Bank stocks drove the stock indexes higher on Friday.

According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones industrials closed up 55.48 points, or .47 percent, to 11,787.38. The S&P 500 closed up 9.48 points, or .74 percent, to 1,293.24. The Nasdaq closed uo 20.01, or .73 percent, to 2,755.30.

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