The stock market put together its first four-day winning streak since October and sealed its first up week in five weeks on Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 54 points, or 0.8%, to 7223.98, while the S&P 500 added 6 points, or 0.8%, to 756.55. The Nasdaq Composite also ended Friday's session with gains, tacking on 5.4, or 0.4%, to 1431.50.

For the week, the Dow rose 9%, the S&P 500 soared 10.7%, and the Nasdaq added 10.6%.

Quite a few positive events happened in the financial world this week.

Providing a huge boost on Tuesday was the news that Citigroup ( C) was making money this quarter. That led to chuckles in some quarters, considering that Citi has received billions in bailout funds from the U.S. government.

JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon said Wednesday that his company also was doing well in the first quarter.

And Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

And what do you know, GM ( GM) said Thursday it wouldn't need to borrow $2 billion from the government this month.

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