Positive US jobs report boosts shares
(Closed): Stocks closed out the week on a mostly high note after a better than expected jobs report.
The US economy added 271,000 jobs in October, which has raised the prospect of a rate increase in December.
The Nasdaq index had the largest gains, adding 19.38 points or 0.38% reaching 5,147.12.
The Federal Reserve meets to discuss interest rates next month and many analysts now believe it will raise rates from the current level of near zero.
"These figures, held alongside [Fed chair Janet] Yellen's statement last month, give us a strong reason to believe that a December rate rise by the Fed is almost a certainty," said Sanjiv Shah, chief investment officer at Sun Global Investments.
Shares of Disney rose 2.4% following its estimate beating earnings report after the closing bell on Thursday. The company reported $1.6bn (£1.05bn) in profit for the third quarter.
Shares in biotech firm ZS Pharma jumped 40% after AstraZeneca said it would buy the biotech company for $2.7bn.
Against the euro, the dollar rose by more than one cent to €0.9312, and it climbed to 123 yen.