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Tony Owusu

The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the way, climbing 0.23%, or 55 points to 24,271, while the Nasdaq gained 0.09%, or 7 points to 2,737, and the S&P 500 rose 0.08%, or 2 points to 2,718. The Nasdaq Composite was climbing 0.53% Friday, keeping the tech-heavy stock index on pace to post a quarterly gain for the eighth straight period. The Nasdaq is up more than 6% over the past three months, compared to the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial and S&P 500, which are up 0.5% and 2.9% respectively.