NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended their
advance on Thursday, with the Nasdaq Composite up 1 percent, led
by gains in shares of Apple and Gilead Sciences.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 113.46 points
or 0.77 percent, to 14,814.41, the S&P 500 gained 13.95
points or 0.88 percent, to 1,596.65 and the Nasdaq Composite
added 34.68 points or 1.05 percent, to 3,333.81.
The broader market was trading higher after strong jobs data
and an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank aimed at
boosting the euro zone economy.