Stocks Finish Higher

Bulls took charge, as energy prices fell. Next week, inflation reports should grab attention

Stocks rose on Friday, aided in part by a slide in crude oil to $64.08 and a 4% drop in gasoline futures. Tech stocks rose, thanks to news that Texas Instruments (TXN ) raised its earnings outlook, but any gains in semiconductors were offset by Intel, which maintained the midpoint of its third-quarter guidance.

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