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Dow finishes 440 points up after strong jobs report

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The Dow closed 440 points higher Friday afternoon, following this morning's news that the U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in February. The Nasdaq also gained 1.8% and hit an all-time high, erasing last month's losses, per CNBC.

Why it matters: The U.S. economy continues to surge ahead at record-breaking levels, even as threats of a Trump trade war loom.