Stock indexes moved higher in the United States Friday after a government report showed sharp hiring gains in the American labor market in the last three months.
The Dow Jones average of 30 key stocks was ahead a half percentage point in early trading, as were the broader Nasdaq and Standard & Poor’s indexes. Asian stocks finished ahead by about 2 percent, but European stocks were mixed.
The U.S. jobs report showed the country’s employers have added nearly 600,000 …
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