NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street continued its rally on Friday with record closing highs as fourth-quarter earnings season kicked off with solid results from banks and robust retail sales drove investor optimism about economic growth.
SPX> gained 18.67 points, or 0.67 percent, to 2,786.23 and the Nasdaq Composite <. IXIC> added 49.29 points, or 0.68 percent, to 7,261.06.
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