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Shares of drugmaker AbbVie Inc also climbed 10 percent after the company significantly boosted its 2018 earnings forecast and said it hopes to accelerate dividend growth and share buybacks.
But Wynn Resorts plummeted 10.1 per cent after the Wall Street Journal published an investigation outlining numerous complaints of sexual misconduct by billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn.
The advance by the Dow was partly due to a strong gain by 3M (MMM), with the diversified manufacturer rising by 1.9% after reporting better than expected fourth quarter results and providing upbeat guidance.
US stocks are rising as technology and health care companies make more gains.
Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, led by shares in Bombardier, which closed up 15 per cent after it won an unexpected trade victory against USA planemaker Boeing Co.
Buoyed by AbbVie, the S&P healthcare index.SPXHC gained 2.17 percent, scored its best day since November 2016 and was the best performer among the 11 major S&P sectors.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 77.92 points, or 0.3 percent, to 26,470.71, the S&P 500 gained 13.42 points, or 0.47 percent, to 2,852.67 and the Nasdaq Composite added 42.01 points, or 0.57 percent, to 7,453.17.
Roman Reigns Releases Statement on Steroid Ring Allegations
WWE has also not stated how it will handle the allegations against him. Rodriguez also said he chose to disclose Reigns as part of his plea.
Walmart offers to help customers destroy unused opioid prescriptions
More than two out of three people misusing prescription opioids get them from family and friends, according to federal data. Aetna also published its opioid strategy paper in June 2017, detailing the company's work to prevent misuse and abuse.
Ex-Trump strategist to meet House on Russian Federation meddling in election
Papadopoulos had been a "cooperating witness" with the special counsel's Russian Federation probe since his secret arrest in July. Hicks' attorney declined to comment on the expected appearance before the House panel, as did a spokesman for Rep.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 35.21 points, or 0.22 per cent, at 16,239.22.
U.S. Treasury yields climbed after the U.S. GDP data and after the governor of the Bank of Japan said inflation is finally close to reaching the central bank's 2 percent target. That's the highest level for that benchmark rate since July 2014.
Record highs reported for both The Dow (DOW) and S&P 500 who high notes on Friday.
The currency had suffered its biggest daily percentage drop in seven months on Wednesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he welcomed a weaker currency.
Gold, natural gas and semiconductor stocks also came under pressure on the day, while utilities, pharmaceutical and chemical stocks showed strong moves to the upside.
The Dow is up 1,673.57 points, or 6.8 percent.
Shares of Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) fell as much as 3.5 percent and rose as much as 2.8 percent in the wake of its quarterly earnings.