Stocks Post Broad Gains

Home-building and energy sectors led the way, while oil moved slightly higher

Stocks finished broadly higher Friday, with blue chips leading the advance on the back of an upward revision to a measure of fourth-quarter U.S. economic growth, and a brokerage upgrade of Dow industrials component Exxon Mobil (XOM ). The homebuilding, steel, energy, and semiconductor sectors all posted strong performances.

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