Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Indexes close higher on Spain optimism

Continue reading below

Stocks rose, giving the S&P 500 its biggest 2012 weekly rally, on optimism that weekend talks among European finance officials may result in a bailout for Spain. Walmart, JPMorgan Chase, and Intel climbed to pace gains among big companies. Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources fell on news it is shutting mines and closing offices.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com