(CNBC) Stocks rose on Friday, capping off a strong start to the new year, as Wall Street shook off jobs data that missed expectations.
The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 220.74 points to close at 25,295.87. The S&P 500 climbed 0.7 percent and finished at 2,743.15, with tech stocks rising 1.2 percent. The Nasdaq composite gained 0.8 percent to 7,136.56 as Alphabet and Amazon shares hit record highs. The major indexes also reached all-time highs.
The Dow and Nasdaq enjoyed their best start to a year since 2006, notching their biggest four-day gain to kick off a year since then.
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