Stocks continued upward last week, driven by a better-than-expected jobs growth report that eased investors' fears about inflation and higher interest rates.
The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500-stock index finished the week at 3 1/2-year highs.
The Dow closed Friday at 10,940.55, up 0.9 percent for the week. The S&P closed at 1,222.12, also up 0.9 percent. The Nasdaq Stock Market composite closed at 2,070.61, a 0.25 percent gain.
Locally, the Washington Post-Bloomberg regional stock index ended the week at 267.19, a gain of 2.18.
-- Bill Brubaker