US Stocks Rally Ahead Of Pivotal Jobs Report

U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining nearly 100 points, as investors look ahead to Friday’s pivotal jobs report for April. Thursday’s gains were driven by the technology sector and snapped two straight days of losses. The Dow (INDEXDJX:.DJI) gained 82 points, or 0.46 percent, to close at 17,924. The Standard…