The Dow Jones industrial average advanced for a fifth straight day, its longest winning streak since March. The index rose after some encouraging reports on hiring and consumer confidence. Stocks also got a boost after technology bellwether Hewlett-Packard posted a strong earnings report.

The Dow Jones industrial average advanced for a fifth straight day, its longest winning streak since March. The index rose after some encouraging reports on hiring and consumer confidence. Stocks also got a boost after technology bellwether Hewlett-Packard posted a strong earnings report.

Today:

The Dow rose 24.53 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,097.33.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 4.48 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,807.23.

The Nasdaq composite rose 27 points, 0.7 percent, to 4,044.75.

For the week:

The Dow is up 32.56 points, or 0.2 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 2.47 points, or 0.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 53.10 points, or 1.3 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 2,933.2 points, or 22.8 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 381.04 points, or 26.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,025.24 points, or 34 percent.