U.S. stocks extend gains on strong jobs, consumer confidence data

U.S. stocks extend gains on strong jobs, consumer confidence data

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks continued to rebound from a five-day losing streak by midday Friday, as better-than- expected non-farm payroll report and consumer sentiment data boosted market optimism.

By midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 156.63 points, or 0.99 percent, to 15,978.14. The Standard