NEW YORK U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing just short of a record high, boosted by gains in financial shares as President Donald Trump moved ahead with deregulation action and by a strong payrolls report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 185.52 points, or 0.93 percent, to end at 20,070.43, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 16.43 points, or 0.72 percent, to 2,297.28 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 30.57 points, or 0.54 percent, to 5,666.77.
(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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Updated Date: Feb 04, 2017 03:00 AM