Rally Caps Positive Week for Stocks

Major indexes posted solid gains on positive comments from Greenspan on the economy and an investment banking settlement

Stocks finished near session highs Friday, mounting an impressive rally after three consecutive losing days. Investors rallied behind positive comments from Alan Greenspan about the economy and a settlement between securities firms and regulators. Major indexes finished ahead for the week, after two straight losing weeks. Trading volume was heavy Friday on "quadruple witching" -- simultaneous expiration of stock index futures and options contracts, and individual stock options and futures contracts.

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