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Dow Posts Longest Weekly Rally Since October After Jobs Report

U.S. stocks rose for a fourth week, giving the Dow Jones Industrial Average the longest rally since October, as better-than-forecast jobs data erased a four-day drop amid investor disappointment with global stimulus efforts.

Technology companies climbed the most among the 10 industry groups in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Apple Inc. jumped 5.2 percent amid speculation the company may join the Dow, while First Solar Inc. soared 18 percent on surging profit. Better-than-expected earnings at MetLife Inc. and Frontier Communications Corp. sent their stocks up at least 9 percent. Knight Capital Group Inc. plunged 61 percent after a trading error spurred a $440 million loss.