The S&P 500 rose Friday and notched a big weekly gain as states around the country eased coronavirus restrictions, boosting hopes about an economic recovery.

Major indexes declined early in the day before reversing course or paring losses. The S&P 500 added 6.94 points, or 0.2%, to 2955.45. The Nasdaq Composite gained 39.71 points, or 0.4%, to 9324.59. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged down 8.96 points, or less than 0.1% to 24465.16.


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