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Stock market today, Feb. 7: Today (Friday), U.S. stocks closed in positive territory for a second consecutive session after the January jobs report revealed a declining unemployment rate.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 1.06%, or 165.55 points at 15,794.08 points; the S&P 500 closed up 1.33%%, or 23.6 points at 1,797.02, and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 1.68%, or 68.7 points at 4,125.86.
Crude oil futures and heating oil futures enjoyed a strong rally – crude oil for March delivery closed up 2.09% at $99.88 per barrel, and heating oil futures for March delivery closed up 1.50% at $3.04 per gallon. Meanwhile, natural gas prices plummeted, closing down 2.05% at $4.83 per million BUTs.