A mixed performance Friday capped a stellar three months for stocks, with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 posting the biggest first-quarter gain since 1998.
Despite a slight decline for the day, the Nasdaq had its best first quarter since 1991, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac.
On Friday, the Dow gained 66 points, or 0.5%, according to early tallies. The S&P 500 added 5 points, or 0.4%, the Nasdaq edged down 4 points, or 0.1%. Investors weighed a report on consumer spending and a boost in the eurozone bailout fund.
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