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U.S. markets back on positive track

Nov. 9, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. stock indexes ended a two-day, post-election skid Friday, closing slightly up on the New York Stock Exchange.

The Dow Jones industrial average added 4.07 points, 0.03 percent, and closed at 12, 815.38.

The Nasdaq picked up 9.29 points, 0.32 percent, to 2,904.87.

The Standard and Poor's 500 gained 2.34 points, 0.17 percent, to finish at 1,379.85.

In Washington, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said import prices rose 0.5 percent in October after economists had predicted they would remain unchanged.

The benchmark 10-year treasury yielded 1.618 percent.

The euro was $1.2715 Friday from $1.2746 Thursday. Against the yen, the dollar was 79.50 Friday from 79.46 yen Thursday.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index lost 0.9 percent, 79.55 points, to 8,757.60.

In London, the FTSE 100 index lost 0.11 percent, 6.37, to 5,769.68.

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