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Wall St. gains after economic data; tech shares give a boost
US stocks rose on Friday, hitting record highs again, helped by upbeat sentiment and retail sales data as well as gains in technology shares. The market received a boost earlier in the day after data showed US retail sales surged by the most in 2-1/2 years in September. Apple (AAPL.O), up 0.6 percent, gave the biggest boost to the S&P 500, and the S&P technology index.
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