It was a fantastic week for markets overall, as news that the U.S. economy added more jobs than expected in January and lessened fears about financial catastrophe in Europe helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||+201.77 [1.59%]||12,862|
|S&P 500||-28.57 [2.17]||1,345|
While the three major indices clearly had a great week, some individual Dow companies fared even better. Bank of America
American Express was the Dow's second biggest gainer of the week, up 4.8%. The company has now advanced by a solid 10.8% in just over a month in 2012. United Technologies
Outside the Dow, there were some even bigger winners. Zynga
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