MarketWatch: U.S. stocks cap tough week with widespread gain.


By Laura Mandaro
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks closed broadly higher on Friday but turned in one of their worst weeks in months, as the prospects for oil supply disruptions in the Middle East and North Africa chipped at confidence in the global economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed (DJIA 12,130, +61.95, +0.51%) ended up 61.95 points, or 0.5%, at 12,130.45, led by more than 2% gains in Intel Corp. /quotes/comstock/15*!intc/quotes/nls/intc (INTC 21.85, -0.01, -0.05%) and Boeing Co. /quotes/comstock/13*!ba/quotes/nls/ba (BA 72.64, +0.34, +0.47%) . For the week, the Dow lost 2.1%, its worst percentage drop since November and worst point drop since August. The S&P 500 /quotes/comstock/21z!i1:in\x (SPX 1,320, +13.78, +1.06%) rose 13.78 points, or 1.1%, to 1,319.88, led by a 1.4% gain in financials. It fell 1.7% for the week. The Nasdaq Composite /quotes/comstock/10y!i:comp (COMP 2,781, +43.15, +1.58%) rose 43.15, or 1.6%, to 2,781.05 for the day and lost 1.9% for the week.

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