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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) Bank shares led gains Friday on Wall Street after November payrolls data came in much stronger than anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.46 percent at 17,982.01, the S&P 500 was up 0.30 percent at 2,078.2 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.36 percent at 4,786.57.
BREAKINGVIEWS-U.S. jobs end 2014 with surge - and issues for Fed
Graphic on jobs report, (reut.rs/1vU9TyI)
Graphic on U.S. labor market, (reut.rs/1xK3PHy)
** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, $62.815, +2.34 pct
The U.S. bank's shares touched a 14-year high after Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said medical tests showed no evidence of cancer in his body. Dimon was diagnosed with throat cancer in July and was undergoing treatment.
The bank retained its crown as the top performing investment bank in the first nine months of the year, having made revenue of $17.1 billion in the year-to-date, new data showed on Friday.