Stocks end shortend session with moderate gains

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NEW YORK – Stocks are ending a shortened session higher as investors cap a week of enormous gains with a focus on retailers.

The stock market has closed three hours early Friday with moderate gains and has extended the advance of the broader market to five straight sessions. Financial and industrial stocks have outpaced energy and technology names.

The Dow Jones industrial average is ending up 102, or 1.2 percent, at the 8,829 level.