NEW YORK (AP) -- Earnings gains from Google, Honeywell and other big U.S. companies drive the stock market to a higher close, wiping out much of its loss from the day before.<br />
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 123 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,097 Friday.<br />
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20 points, or 1 percent, to 1,978. The Nasdaq composite rose 68 points, or 1.6 percent, to 4,432.<br />
Markets recovered a day after being rattled by the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine and Israel's launch of a ground offensive into Gaza.<br />
Honeywell International rose 2 percent after reporting that its income rose sharply in the latest quarter. Google rose 4 after reporting its results.<br />
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.48 percent.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
Forecasters say they expect some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season across north Georgia when arctic air moves into the region over the weekend, dropping temperatures to around 15 degrees in some parts of the mountains.
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