Stocks moved broadly higher Friday afternoon on Wall Street after a better-than-expected report on U.S. jobs eased worries that the economy is slowing too sharply.
Health care, energy and technology stocks accounted for much of the rally, which placed the benchmark S&P 500 index on track for its seventh straight gain.
Investors welcomed new data showing that U.S. employers added 196,000 jobs last month, more than economists had forecast.
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