Stocks gain on financials and energy (Reuters)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, January 22, 2009. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)Reuters – Stocks rose on Friday, as the Dow briefly turned positive and the S&P rose more than 1 percent, helped by strength in energy and financial stocks. The Nasdaq’s biggest lift came from Internet leader Google , a day after the company reported earnings that beat expectations.

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