Agence France-PresseNovember 1, 2013 16:03
US stocks Friday closed higher following solid US and Chinese manufacturing data and good US car sales.
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 69.80 (0.45 percent) to 15,615.55.
The broad-based S&P 500 tacked on 5.10 (0.29 percent) at 1,761.64, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index nudged 2.33 (0.06 percent) higher to 3,922.04.
The gains came after China's official October purchasing managers' index (PMI) of manufacturing activity climbed to 51.4 last month from 51.1 in September, the highest reading since April 2012.