Shares of technology companies rose as a weak jobs report was viewed as staying the Federal Reserve's hand on removing any monetary stimulus.
The Fed's easy-money policy has encouraged risk taking, boosting demand for tech stocks.
Shares of Square rallied after the financial-technology concern posted brisk quarterly profit growth. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said the company, which made its name making point-of-sale technology, is investing in operations that facilitate payment in bitcoin, which Mr. Dorsey has called "the native currency of the Internet."
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