Nightly News   |  October 14, 2011

Big surge on Wall Street

Stocks finished with a big surge on Wall Street Friday, garnering the biggest weekly gains since July 2009. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: On Wall Street today, stocks finished with a big surge and the biggest weekly gain since July of '09, bringing the Dow and the Nasdaq into positive territory for this year. Blue chips rose 166 points on the day, Nasdaq was up big. S&P 500 gained just under 21 points. For the week, the Dow was up just under 5 percent. Nasdaq and S&P showed healthy gains as well.