Wall Street lifted by tech; S&P 500, Nasdaq post strong weeks

Wall Street lifted by tech; S&P 500, Nasdaq post strong weeks

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Friday, led by technology companies as a report on progress in U.S.-China trade talks lifted sentiment, pushing the Nasdaq and S&P 500 to their best weeks of the year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 139.07 points, or 0.54 percent, to 25,849.01, the S&P 500 gained 13.99 points, or 0.50 percent, to 2,822.47 and the Nasdaq Composite added 57.62 points, or 0.76 percent, to 7,688.53.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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