FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013, file photo, Trader Jeffrey Vazquez works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures are heading lower after U.S. policy makers said they would maintain a massive economic stimulus program. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Friday, November 01, 2013 9:51 am
Stocks start higher after a record-setting October
The Associated Press
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 62 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,607 shortly after trading began Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose six points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,762.
Both the Dow and the S&P 500 set record highs this week.
The Nasdaq composite was up 14 points, or 0.4 percent, to 3,934.
Southwestern Energy and Public Storage rose after reporting earnings and revenue that beat analysts' estimates.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.58 percent from 2.56 percent.
The market had a strong October. The S&P 500 closed at a record high seven times during the month, most recently on Tuesday. It ended October with a gain of 4.5 percent.