U.S. stocks rise at close

2.4% growth forecast for the world economy in 2013

U.S. stocks rose at the close on Friday as stock markets continued their recoverysupported by strong economic data is unexpected.

The latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial ‭ to DJI jumped 124.35 points, or 1.02 percent to 12294.00 points, while the benchmark S & P 500 ‭ broader 11.33 points, or 0.90percent to 1265.33 points.

The Nasdaq Composite Index, which is dominated by technology stocks 19.19 points, or 0.74 percent to 2618.64 points.