New York • Stocks rose in early trading Friday after the U.S. reported unexpectedly strong economic growth during the third quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index pushed further into record territory. The S&P 500 is up 27 percent so far this year. If the gains hold the market could have its biggest year since 1997.
KEEPING SCORE: The Dow was up 62 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,240 in the first 40 minutes of trading. The S&P 500 index rose 6 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,816 and the Nasdaq composite added 19 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,077.