How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday

How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday

U.S. stocks closed broadly higher Friday, extending the market's modest gains from the day before. Industrial companies led the gainers as investors cheered solid earnings from Deere & Co. and other companies. Banks and materials stocks also rose sharply. Energy companies climbed along with the price of crude oil.On Friday:The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 16.01 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,381.73.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 141.82 points, or 0.7 percent, to 20,804.84.The Nasda...