Stocks advance after December jobs report lifts S&P 500 to its highest close in 5-years

  • Article by: STEVE ROTHWELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 4, 2013 - 4:17 PM

NEW YORK - The Standard & Poor's 500 closed at its highest level in five years Friday after a report showed that hiring held up in December, giving stocks an early lift.

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