January 29, 2010 / 3:41 PM / in 8 years

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St advances after upbeat data

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, sending major indexes up more than 1 percent, as reassuring reports on the fourth-quarter 2009 gross domestic product and January consumer sentiment rekindled the appetite for riskier assets.

* Standouts included technology, materials and energy sectors.

* The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was up 112.53 points, or 1.11 percent, at 10,232.99. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index .SPX was up 11.22 points, or 1.03 percent, at 1,095.75. The Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC was up 21.74 points, or 1.00 percent, at 2,200.74. (Reporting by Ellis Mnyandu; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)

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