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.
Unemployment report showing a gain of 216,000 jobs provided a lift for stocks. With unemployment rate at a two-year low, the Dow rose 56 points.
President Obama on Thursday toured a Missouri factory that makes electric delivery trucks, dismissing criticism of his program to provide federal funding to promote electric vehicles.
The class-action lawsuit claims that Arrow Trucking violated federal laws by not giving employees 60 days' notice of the shutdown.
After seeing their colleagues stranded by Arrow Trucking, truck drivers and companies reach out to help.
The layoff notice? Arrow Trucking gas cards no longer work at the pump, leaving some drivers stranded hundreds of miles from home.
Car companies received more than $600 million on Wednesday to further development of batteries for hybrids and electric cars.
A handful of Midwest manufacturers find ways to adapt and save jobs.