Financials Push Dow Up 35

Dow up 6.5% for November
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2009 3:10 PM CST
Financials Push Dow Up 35
Al Hayward, center, and Charles Boeddinghaus, right, of LaBranche & Co. work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

A rally in financial stocks helped the major indexes overcome a slump in retail shares, pushing stocks to solid gains today and capping a 6.5% rise by the Dow in November, the Wall Street Journal reports. For the day:

  • The Dow rose 34.92 points to close at 10,344.84.
  • The Nasdaq added 6.16, settling at 2,144.60.
  • The S&P 500 gained 4.14 and ended the session at 1,095.63.
(Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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