STOCKS RISE: Here's what you need to know

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Stocks finished up on Friday after the Federal Government narrowly avoided a complete shutdown with a two-week stopgap measure signed by President Donald Trump this morning.

Here’s the scoreboard:

  • S&P 500: 2,650.05 (0.50%)
  • Dow: 24,319.10 (+0.44%)
  • Nasdaq: 6,837.262(+0.37%)
  • Oil: $US57.33 (+1.18%)
  • 10-year treasury: 2.36% (-0.02)
  1. The US economy added 228,000 nonfarm jobs in November, more than economists expected. The unemployment rate held at a 17-year-low of 4.1%.
  2. CNBC asked National Economic Council director Gary Cohn for his opinion on bitcoin’s astronomical rise. His response? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  3. Bank of America says the dollar is set for a big rebound after a difficult year.
  4. Brokerage giant TD Ameritrade is gearing up for bitcoin futures. Goldman Sachs plans to clear the product for some of its clients.

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