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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains for a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.
Nike shares came under pressure Friday over the potential impact of extremely volatile currency rates. The ruble is hitting all-time lows against the U.S.
Chilton County's preliminary unemployment rate for November decreased 0.1 percent from the revised October rate of 5.5 percent.
Oil bounced higher on Friday as selling pressure from a six-month price rout eased for a second time this week on short-covering, helped by fresh buying in U.S.