Wall St. rises on hopes Greece can secure fresh funding

11 Jul, 2015 4:00 am

NEW YORK – US stocks closed broadly higher on Friday, with major indexes ending up more than 1 percent on hopes Greece would be able to secure fresh funding at an upcoming meeting, which could allow it to avert bankruptcy and remain in the euro zone.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 211.26 points, or 1.2 percent, to 17,759.88, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 25.24 points, or 1.23 percent, to 2,076.55 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 75.30 points, or 1.53 percent, to 4,997.70. – REUTERS

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