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How the major stock indexes fared Friday (AP)

AP – Stocks edged higher Friday to close out one of the stock market’s best months of the year. Trading activity was relatively light, with the Dow Jones industrial average keeping to a tight range of just 50 points, amid uncertainty over next week’s e…

Summary Box: Stocks closing out a strong October (AP)

AP – STRONG OCTOBER: Every major stock index rose in October. The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 both rose more than 3 percent, while the Nasdaq composite gained 5.9 percent. Each index changed less than 0.1 percent in Friday’s trading.

Solid October ends flat ahead of Fed, elections (Reuters)

Reuters – U.S. stocks ended on a flat note on Friday, wrapping up another strong month driven by expectations the Federal Reserve will flood the economy with cash next week.

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