The Dow rose 166 points Friday, to close at 11644, turning positive for 2011. Meanwhile, the S&P had its best week in more than two years.
The Dow ended 144 points higher, with gold taking a dive and government bond yields rising. The S&P 500 gained about 15 points, and the Nasdaq closed about 21 points up.
Dow loses 419 points as volatility returns to Wall Street. Besides stocks, oil prices and mortgage rates also fall.
Housing starts fall to second-lowest level in more than half a century.
Dow Jones falls 88 points after falling nearly 180 points. Stocks on S&P and Nasdaq also pare losses at the close.
Unemployment rate falls to 8.9 percent, nearly a two-year low, as US adds 192,000 jobs.
Bonds' rate was just 0.40 percent, the lowest yield ever for a two-year auction of US Treasury bonds.
The Producer Price Index (PPI) keeps rising, almost entirely because of increasing food and fuel expenses. Why are economists telling us not to worry?