The Dow and S&P 500 rose on Friday after stronger-than-expected retail sales and consumer sentiment data reinforced investor confidence in a steady economic recovery.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 65.67 points, or 0.63 percent, to 10,471.50. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 4.07 points, or 0.37 percent, to 1,106.42. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> shed 0.55 point, or 0.03 percent, to 2,190.31.
(Editing by Kenneth Barry)