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Friday July 31st, 2015 1:10AM

Dow closes above 11,000 for first time since May

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 11,000 for the first time in five months as hopes build that the Federal Reserve will take more action to get the economy going again.

A weaker jobs report early Friday added to a series of tepid economic indicators in recent weeks that have added to expectations that the Fed will announce new steps to encourage borrowing when it meets in early November.

According to preliminary calculations, the Dow is closing up 58, or 0.5 percent, at 11,006.

The S&P 500 index gained 7, or 0.6 percent, to 1,165, and the Nasdaq gained 18, or 0.8 percent, to 2,402.

About three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 945 million shares.

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