iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Strong earnings pushed stocks higher, allowing the markets to end the week in positive territory.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 127.51 points ending the day at 16,805.41. The Nasdaq climbed 30.93 points to 4,483.72, and the S&P 500 went up 13.76 points to 1,964.58.
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