NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose for a second
day on Friday, led by a jump in Microsoft shares as trading
occurred without incident a day after the Nasdaq stock exchange
was halted for several hours due to a technical problem.
Friday's volume was low.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46.62 points or
0.31 percent, to 15,010.36, the S&P 500 gained 6.5 points
or 0.39 percent, to 1,663.46 and the Nasdaq Composite
added 19.085 points or 0.52 percent, to 3,657.792.
For the week the Dow fell 0.5 percent, the S&P gained 0.5
percent and the Nasdaq added 1.5 percent.