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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in morning trading on Wall Street Friday, keeping the market on track for its first weekly gain after seven weeks of losses. The S&P 500 rose 1.5%, and is headed for a 5.6% gain for the week. Technology stocks were again helping to push the market higher. That sent the Nasdaq composite up 2.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.8%. Retailers also made solid gains. European markets were higher and Asian markets closed higher overnight. The yield on the 10-year Treasury, which helps set mortgage rates, fell to 2.72%. U.S. crude oil prices were relatively steady.