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Friday, July 12, 2013 5:38 pm

How the major stock indexes fared on Friday

By The Associated Press

Stocks rose on Friday just enough to set new all-time record highs. After spending most of the day with declines, a last-minute rally put them above Thursday's close, which had also been an all-time record for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

The record-setting close masked an otherwise humdrum day on Wall Street. Even when stocks were down earlier in the day, they weren't down much. Better-than-expected bank earnings offset a glum outlook from UPS that said the U.S. industrial economy is slowing.

The Dow's gain would have been bigger if not for a big decline by Boeing, which suffered another fire on one of its 787s, this time an Ethiopian Airlines jet parked in London.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.38 points, or 0.02 percent, to close at 15,464.30.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 5.17 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,680.19.

The Nasdaq composite rose 21.78 points, or 0.6 percent, to 3,600.08.

For the week:

The Dow was up 328.46 points, or 2.2 percent.

The S&P 500 was up 48.30 points, or 3 percent.

The Nasdaq was up 120.70 points, or 3.5 percent.

For the year so far:

The Dow is up 2,360.16 points, or 18 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 254.00 points, or 17.8 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 580.57 points, or 19.2 percent.