NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market pushed higher for a second day Friday after European leaders promised to preserve the union of 17 countries that use the euro.
The Dow Jones industrial average soared 188 points, to close at 13,076 blowing through 13,000, a key milestone it hadn't passed since early May.
The Standard & Poor's 500 was up 26 points to close at 1,386.
The Nasdaq composite index was up 65 to close at 2,958.
German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande released a joint statement promising to protect the euro zone.
The outliers Friday were Facebook and Starbucks, which dropped after reporting earnings that disappointed investors.
Five stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange where volume was heavier than average at 4.2 billion shares.