US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally

US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 19, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.


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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally.

The market closed out its second-best week of the year Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,070. It rose 3.4 percent for the week.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 26 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,804. The Nasdaq composite added 17 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,765.

CarMax jumped 11 percent after the used car dealership chain reported a surge in earnings. Nike fell 2 percent after reporting a drop in orders from Japan and developing markets in Asia.

Crude oil surged $2.36 to $56.52 a barrel in New York.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.17 percent.

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