The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday soared to a three-month high, after the Labor Department reported that the economy added a better-than-expected 163,000 jobs in July. The Dow climbed 217.29 points, or 1.7 percent, to close at 13,096.17, while the S&P 500 rose 25.99 points, or 1.9 percent, to end the week at 2,967.90.
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