Stocks End the Week on a High Note

(NEW YORK) -- Stocks finished up the week higher despite the United States' airstrikes in Iraq.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 185.66 points closing at 16,553.93. The Nasdqaq climbed 36.07 points ending the day at 4,371.06, and the S&P 500 went up 22.02 points to 1,931.59.

Economists are saying the great recession is behind us, but plenty of families are still struggling. A federal reserve survey shows that 40% of households say they're just getting by.

Some McDonalds stores are reporting worse sales in more than 10 years. The company's global sales are down 2.5%.

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