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In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, Luigi Muccitelli, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, Luigi Muccitelli, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(AP) Stocks are continuing their September rally.


The Dow Jones industrial average closed out its best week since January with a gain of 3 percent.


On Friday the Dow rose 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,376.


The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose four points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,687.


The Nasdaq composite rose six points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,722.


Intel led the Dow higher with a gain of 81 cents, or 3.6 percent, to $23.24 after Jefferies & Co. upgraded its rating on the stock.


Ulta Salon surged $17.43, or 17 percent, to $117.53 after reporting a 28 percent profit gain.


Three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was lighter than average at 2.7 billion shares.


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