(CNBC) U.S. stocks rose on Friday after a five-session losing streak, with energy leading gains as U.S. crude rose and as investors considered a mixed bag of economic reports.
"A relief rally is probably what we're having here, with some of the very beaten down sectors, like energy, looking better today and performing well," Paul Nolte, senior vice president, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management, said.
The stock market offered little or no reaction to a series of apparently untrue tweets sent by hackers on the New York Post Twitter account.
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"The market is in no way reacting to this," Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities, said of errant tweets, which were deleted within minutes of being posted.