published on April 12, 2019 - 1:36 PM
Written by Associated Press

Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, giving the S&P 500 index its third weekly gain in a row and putting it within reach of the record high it hit last September.

Banks led the gains Friday after JPMorgan Chase reported a strong quarter, helped by higher interest rates. The country’s largest bank by assets rose 4.7%. Other banks also rose.

Disney soared 11.5% after unveiling a new video streaming service to go up against Netflix, the industry leader. Netflix fell 4.5%.

The S&P 500 rose 19 points, or 0.7%, to 2,907.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 269 points, or 1%, to 26,412. The Nasdaq rose 36 points, or 0.5%, to 7,984.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury rose to 2.56%.

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